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Researchers May Have Found Portion of Pangaea Off Coast of Brazil

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A research team says they have found an area off the coast of Brazil that may have contained parts of the original continent Pangaea, which existed before the Americas, Africa and other land masses drifted apart.

"When these samples came aboard the ship, the first surprise was, 'what are these rocks doing here?'" said Dr. Roberto Ventura, the director of geology and mineral resources at the Brazilian Geological Survey. "We did petrographic, geochemical (and) geological studies of this material."