Britain formed from three continents including huge chunk of France, scientists say

Britain formed from three continents including huge chunk of France, scientists say

The result was a comparison with data on species in other parts of the United Kingdom and continental Europe.

"So, we have a bit of Armorica in Britain, which we didn't know about", he said. The continental fragments of the earth were in motion, and Avalonia, which became England and Wales, collided and merged with Laurentia that became Scotland. "It is a surprise that we have missed this so far", Dijkstra said.

By using X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry on rock samples that were collected from these 22 sites, geologists were able to analyze the strontium and neodymium of the rocks that were taken, which showed that there was a definite boundary that spanned from the Exe estuary to Camelford.

In an attempt to shine a light on these mysterious rocks, he asked his Master's student, co-author of the study Callum Hatch, to start investigating them with him a few years ago. "This is a level in the Earth that we can not access directly-drilling only gets us to 10-14 kilometers max".

Researchers took rock samples and subjected them to chemical and isotopic analysis to understand the history of the land.

They tell a transparent boundary working all over the two counties, with areas north of it sharing their geological roots with the rest of England and Wales however everything south being geologically linked to France and mainland Europe. They are found in the South-West of England and are associated geologically with the French region of Brittany.

The learn's lead author, Lecturer in Igneous Petrology Dr. Arjan Dijkstra, acknowledged: "Here's an completely original map of enthusiastic about how Britain was formed".

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'It has always been presumed that the border of Avalonia and Armorica was beneath what would seem to be the natural boundary of the English Channel. "It has always been a bit of a puzzle why this mining region stopped so abruptly on a map and isn't really duplicated elsewhere in Britain".

It turned out that the rocks characteristic of Armorica rich in tin and tungsten.

England and France are not only connected by wars, but also an ancient connection in geological terms, according to a new study.

Geologists have recently discovered the truth about the ancient connection between the British mainland and France, and while it was previously believed that the British mainland was the result of a collision between two land masses, it is now known that it was actually the collision of three different land masses which caused its creation.

At other periods in its history Laurentia has itself been part of larger continents and super-continents.

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