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Traces of Gondwana discovered in the Indian Ocean

Traces of the supercontinent Gondwana in the Indian Ocean have been discovered by a German-Australian team of marine geologists.

The researchers mapped and sampled about 60 seamounts – ranging in height from one to three kilometres – in one the world’s largest volcanic seamount provinces off the north-west Australian coast, which lie in a 200 kilometre-thick band almost parallel to the equator

Dating and analysis of the rocks from the seamounts revealed their composition must have had some influence from continental rocks.

Read more at University of Sydney

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