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A Piece of North America Is Now in Queensland

Credit: Ruslan Olinchuk

Credit: Ruslan Olinchuk

By Adam Nordsvan, Zheng-Xiang Li & Bill Collins

Geologists have discovered rocks in northern Queensland that bear striking similarities to those found in North America, suggesting that part of northern Australia was actually part of North America 1.7 billion years ago.

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