Ancient continent discovered: Geologists unearth evidence of long-lost continent in Canada

Maya Kopylova, a geologist at the University of British Columbia, said: "For researchers, kimberlites are subterranean rockets that pick up passengers on their way to the surface.

"The passengers are solid chunks of wall rocks that carry a wealth of details on conditions far beneath the surface of our planet over time."

The rocks were of particular interest thanks to their unusual mineral compositions.

The composition matched rocks from other parts of the North Atlantic craton.

Professor Kopylova said: "The mineral composition of other portions of the North Atlantic craton is so unique there was no mistaking it.

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