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 a further seven months for the water to recede until the land was dry (Genesis [...]
In this picture a few enthusiastic participants inspect a small sandstone remnant sitting on a granite outcrop toward Cape Woolamai. Folk needed to walk a kilometre or two along the beach to reach this point, but there was lots to see along the way in the various rock outcrops exposed.
Since I last visited the [...]
Here’s an email question I received today from GC asking for help about the geology of an area north of Sydney, Australia.
I’m wondering if you know of any Christian geologists, specifically in NSW, that may be interested in helping me with information about a geological formation at Mooral Creek, north of Wingham, that the locals [...]
I’ve been working on a geological guidebook for Phillip Island, Victoria’s holiday destination just a couple of hours from Melbourne. This excursion guide describes 19 sites on Phillip Island and the nearby mainland. It explains the geological features, describes the points of interest, and wraps up with the significance of the site.
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A friend who lives near Laidley west of Brisbane wrote asking me for information about his property.
We have this ridge of sandstone cliffs down the middle of the block, just over one thousand feet above sea level. We often have groups of young people from our church out on Bar B Ques. I would [...]
The Consuelo Tableland to the north of Carnarvon Gorge would have been one of the first areas of land to emerge in Queensland as the waters of Noah’s Flood were receding from Australia. A rough calculation shows it would have been at least 224 days after the Flood began before the tableland emerged. The receding [...]
Carnarvon Gorge sits at the junction of two major sedimentary basins, the Surat and Bowen basins. This is illustrated in the geological section to the left1 which looks to the north west and cuts through the south wall of Carnarvon Gorge just east of its entrance.
The sedimentary strata to the west (left) of the [...]
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 have ended abruptly at the Darling Fault but continued, by the Principle of Lateral Continuity, [...]
The figure here shows an interpreted geological cross-section near Perth, Western Australia. It’s taken from the 1:250,000 scale geological map SH-50-14 publised in 1978 by the Geological Survey of Western Australia.
As I have mentioned before, I look at sections like these and interpret them using biblical history.
Section A-B is approximately 80 km long [...]
Question from a reader:
I’m finding your site fascinating. I live in Kurrajong Village [in the Blue Mountains north-west of Sydney, Australia] and was wondering where exactly the fault in my area runs? Do you have a map with the streets and roads marked on it?
I’ve posted an image here showing the location of the [...]