Puzzle Pieces

Scholarship supports research connecting Newfoundland and Ireland

Newfoundland’s and Labrador’s ties to the Emerald Isle go back centuries and continue today in song, story and lifestyle.

Parts of Ireland and Newfoundland were once connected and part of the supercontinent Pangea; the land forms separated from one another around 180 million years ago when Pangea started to break apart and form the modern Atlantic Ocean.

Specific pieces of rocks often have distinctive geochemical and isotopic signatures, particularly so for the isotopes of lead, which are often distinctive for different parts of the mountain chain. Read more.

Tags: Geology