Ripples preserved on Heavitree Quartzite strata point to water inundation

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The photo shows ripple marks preserved in a block of Heavitree Quartzite fallen from the east abutment of Heavitree Gap, just south of Alice Springs. The hard, brittle quartzite strata are cracked in multiple directions allowing blocks of quartzite to … Continued

Sulfur dioxide emissions and nickel mineralisation early during Noah’s Flood

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A lecture by Prof Marco Fiorentini hosted by the University of Western Australia’s Centre for Exploration Targeting caught my attention. It’s entitled “Sulfur dioxide degassing during Archean and the genesis of komatiite-hosted nickel-sulfide mineralisation”. Before I describe why I noticed … Continued

Perth geological section, breakup of Gondwana, and the draining of Noah’s Flood

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The Bible tells us that the whole world was covered by water at the time of Noah’s Flood. It took five months for the waters to rise and cover “all the high hills under the whole heaven” (Genesis 7:19), and … Continued

Collie coal basin, Western Australia, preserved from retreating waters of Noah’s Flood

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In my discussion of the Perth geological cross-section I concluded that the thick sedimentary deposits filling the Perth Basin likely extended across the Darling Plateau to the east. It seemed to me that these thick and extensive sediments would not … Continued

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