In England have discovered traces of a lost continent

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Scientists at the Plymouth University believe that the merger of the British Isles took place with the participation of not two but three of microcontinents. About it reported in a press release posted on the website Phys.org.

Previously it was thought that the British Islands were formed microcontinents Avalonia and Laurenti.

The researchers tested the composition of the rocks in the counties of Cornwall and Devon in Britain. After mineralogical analysis, they found that the British Isles was the result of a collision Avalonia and Laurentia with the third microcontinent called Armorica.

Scientists have noted that the rock structure open microcontinent is closely connected with the region of Brittany in France.

According to British specialists, Armorica was separated from Gondwana approximately 400 million years ago and was destroyed in a collision with the supercontinent Laurussia.

© Photo : University of PlymouthСлияние the British Isles with the participation of three microcontinentsIn England have discovered traces of a lost continent© photo : University of PlymouthСлияние the British Isles with the participation of three microcontinents

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