The rocks studied were among samples received in 2017 from a senior US scientist. Photo: Liu Chuanzhou
The rocks studied were among samples received in 2017 from a senior US scientist. Photo: Liu Chuanzhou
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Earth’s inner secrets revealed in oldest rocks found on ocean floor

  • Rocks from 2.8 billion years ago found in collection dredged up by US vessel in 2000, international team of geologists says in recent paper
  • Ancient rocks on relatively young ocean floor could upend long-held ideas about Earth’s mantle, study lead notes

The rocks studied were among samples received in 2017 from a senior US scientist. Photo: Liu Chuanzhou
The rocks studied were among samples received in 2017 from a senior US scientist. Photo: Liu Chuanzhou
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