New lost continent found in indian ocean

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  • New lost continent found near Mauritius Island that was part of the Indian plate but lost due to breaking of the Gondwana plate about 200 million year ago.
  • The piece of crust, which was subsequently covered by young lava during volcanic eruptions on the island, seems to be a tiny part of ancient land that broke off from the island of Madagascar, when Africa, India, Australia and Antarctica split.
  • This continent include zircon metal which is part of the uranium and thorium component.
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