December 14th 2003, 11:34 PM #1
Time in Oregon Basalts destroys Global Flood
Robert R. Schrock published a 1948 book which discusses evidence for time in the geological column. He presents three pictures of the basalts from Oregon (Eocene in age) which show that these rocks couldn't be deposited in a one year time frame. First there is erosion in between the basalt flows. Below is a picture. The lowest level is a basalt. It will contain air bubbles like those discussed below. You will see the eroson surface, marked by Schrock. in the deep crevaces of the eroded basalt is a red siltstone. This was then covered by a conglomerate of basalt pebbles. These pebbles had to be eroded, and rounded (by being bounced around) elsewhere before they were deposited on top of the red silt.
Now what is even more interesting are the features found in the vesicles of the basalts. These are former airbubbles in the magma. When the magma cooled, and minor cracks developed in the now hardened magma, waters circulating through the rock deposited various minerals. The first picture below shows 2 stages. The stalactites were deposited while the vesicle was void of water. Then at a later stage, the void was filled by horizontal deposition of minerals as waters came in and deposited their supersaturated minerals.
In the final example, there are four stages of filling. The deepest is the original fill. It was deposited horizontally. But then the earth tilted and a small piece of infill material was deposited on the new horizontal which is 5 degrees off from the original angle. Then there was a change of infilling material. and then another change of material.
All of this takes time.
It is inconceivable that all this cold take place in the flood or over a very short time. Some of the infilling material is silica and it has a very low solubility in water, 120 mg/L. It would take a long time to fill these voids
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