Northern Quebec may host intact rocks as old as 4.28 billion years
Scientists may have found the world’s oldest intact rocks in
a 10-square-kilometer patch of bedrock on the eastern shore of
If the dating holds true, the new oldest rocks could be a trove of information about geological processes during Earth’s earliest history, the researchers report in the Sept. 26 Science.
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