We investigated some supposed "paleosols" and found them to be lacking in evidence but instead to be layers of more friable rock associated with the rapid formations of the lava flows occurring in association with the Noahic Flood. See my last two posts:
Now we move on to show that the Siberian Traps and Deccan Traps had to have formed quickly and in association with the Flood, thus dismissing the concept of long ages.
That fossils might be found is not surprising if the eruption of lava pierces through forming or already-formed sedimentary layers. Here we go in three articles that, in order, present the reason Siberian and Deccan Traps are not long-age formations and therefore not of interest to Creation science other than to note their existence.
by Brian Thomas, M.S. *
- Kelley, S. P. and J.-A. Wartho. 2000. Rapid Kimberlite Ascent and Significance of Ar-Ar Ages in Xenolith Phlogopites. Science. 289 (5479): 609-611.
- Snelling, A. A. 2007. The Rapid Ascent of Basalt Magmas. Acts & Facts. 36 (8): 10.
- Russell, J. K. et al. 2012. Kimberlite ascent by assimilation-fuelled buoyancy. Nature. 481 (7381): 352-356.
Now a slightly more technical article that was referenced above that explains why we know the aforementioned traps are rapidly-formed.
by Andrew A. Snelling, Ph.D.
- Hall, A. 1996. Igneous petrology, 2nd ed. Harlow, England: Addison Wesley Longman Ltd.
- Kelley, S. P., and J.-A. Wartho. 2000. Rapid kimberlite ascent and significance of Ar-Ar ages in xenolith phlogopites. Science
- Bell, D. et al. 2003. Hydroxide in olivine: A quantitative determination of the absolute amount and calibration of the IR spectrum. Journal of Geophysical Research 108 doi: 10.1029/2001JB000679.
- Hirth, G., and D. L. Kohlsedt. 1996. Water in the oceanic upper mantle: implications for rheology, melt extraction and the evolution of the lithosphere. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 144:93-108. Regenauer-Lieb, K., et al. 2001. The initiation of subduction: Criticality by addition of water? Science 294:578-580.
- Ingrin, J., and H. Skogby. 2000. Hydrogen in nominally anhydrous upper-mantle minerals: Concentration levels and implications. European Journal of Mineralogy 12:543-570.
- Demouchy, S. et al. 2006. Rapid magma ascent recorded by water diffusion profiles in mantle olivine. Geology 34:429-432.
- Skewes, M. A., and C. R. Stern. 1979. Petrology and geochemistry of alkali basalts and ultramafic inclusions from the Pali-Aike Volcanic Field in southern Chile and the origin of the Patagonian Plateau lavas. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research
- Stern, C. R. et al. 1999. Evidence from mantle xenoliths for relatively thin (less than 100 km) continental lithosphere below the Phanerozoic crust of southernmost South America. Lithos 48:217-235.
- D'Orazio, M. et al. 2000. The Pali-Aike Volcanic Field, Patagonia: Slab-window magmatism near the tip of South America.Tectonophysics 321:407-427.
- Demouchy et al., ref. 6.
- Kohlstedt, D. L., and S. J. Mackwell. 1999. Solubility and diffusion of "water" in silicate minerals. In Microscopic properties and processes in minerals, ed. K. Wright and R. Catlow, 539-559. Dortrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
- Jerram, D. A., and M. Widdowson. 2005. The anatomy of continental flood basalt provinces: Geological constraints on the processes and products of flood volcanism. Lithos 79:385-405.
- Austin, S. A., J. R. Baumgardner, D. R. Humphreys, A. A. Snelling, L. Vardiman, and K. P. Wise. 1994. Catastrophic plate tectonics, In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Creationism, ed. R. E. Walsh, 609-621. Pittsburgh, PA: Creation Science Fellowship. 289:609-611. 6:3-25.
The following article is referenced, albeit with ages that I would disagree with, but if viewed from the standpoint of seeing these formations associated with The One Global Flood the author's assertions are validation of the assertions of Snelling:
The anatomy of Continental Flood Basalt Provinces : geological constraints on the processes and products of flood volcanism.
|Keywords:||Flood basalt, Mantle melting, CFBP, Etendeka, Deccan, North Atlantic igneous province.|
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|Publisher Web site:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2004.09.009|
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The bottom line is this - The Siberian and Deccan Traps are shown to have been rapidly formed in association with water (Noahic Flood comes to mind) and are NOT evidence of long ages. Any fossils of any kind, be they foraminifera or fruit or frog, were in the sediments that were interrupted by the fast-moving lava that was extruded in enormous quantities very quickly. Therefore, there is no chance that actual paleosols will be found but only portions of the flood sediments that may be found, the remains of the original layering displaced by the lava flow. These were rapidly formed massive lava flows, part of the catastrophic Flood and Post-Flood age. Some areas of these formations could have rapidly become weathered and able to sustain plant growth and become ordinary soil and perhaps we may see that a glacial lake dike break and associated flood might have captured and buried soil formed shortly after the Flood and before the end of the Ice Age. Otherwise there is no possible way for actual soil to have had time to form here.
Darwinist geologists appear to "find" paleosols where they do not exist. The presence of preserved fossils is expected as the large igneous provinces were formed during the same time period as the sedimentary rock layers. The total time from beginning of the Noahic Flood until the end of the Ice Age is not precisely known, but the formations of the Earth are being examined and understood within a Biblical Geological framework by men such as Walker, Snelling and Baumgardner.
I am now going back to my task of posting on the fossil record interspersed with a few articles relative to the Creation versus Darwinism theme that is the main topic on this worldview blog and I will not be moved by the complaints of Darwinists about the Traps. They formed fast, they formed during the dynamic Flood and post-Flood era and surprise, the Darwinists are wrong again!