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The Big Twist

By Zheng-Xiang Li

Fossil magnetic needles in ancient Australian rocks have revealed that the continent underwent a 40° twist that split apart its most famous mineral provinces.

Zheng-Xiang Li is professor in geology and geophysics at the Institute for Geoscience Research, Curtin University.

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