|Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory|
Wilpena Pound is a spectacular saucer-shaped plateau perched above the surrounding countryside, some 430 km (270 miles) north of Adelaide, South Australia. Ringed by a mountain ridge in the Flinders Ranges, it’s like an enormous amphitheatre. St Mary Peak on the northern side is 1171 m (3840 ft) high, the highest in the Pound, and also in the Flinders Ranges. The features of Wilpena Pound can be convincingly explained by Noah’s Flood, the cataclysm recounted in the Bible that engulfed the planet about 4,500 years ago. In a nutshell, the sedimentary strata visible in the walls were deposited early during Noah’s Flood. Not long after, crustal movements warped and folded those sediments. Later, as the floodwaters receded from the continent, they eroded the Pound and the surrounding landscape.To read the rest (and see the illustrations as well as related short videos), click on "The awesome wonder of Wilpena Pound, Australia — How the cataclysm of Noah’s Flood explains it".
In the steep escarpment that forms the edge of Wilpena Pound you can see sedimentary layers exposed, and that they are approximately horizontal. Closer up, at Rawnsley Bluff (figure 2), we can see something of the features of the sediments. The harder quartzite strata form steep cliffs, while the softer layers form sloped aprons. Geologists have given the different layers different names. The sediments forming the Pound have been called the Wilpena Group. From the surrounding countryside to the top of the rim, some 450 m (1,500 ft) of strata are exposed at Rawnsley Bluff.
Most biblical geologists would consider that these sedimentary rocks were deposited early during the global Flood. One important feature indicating these sediments were deposited in the Flood is their enormous physical size, which is a feature of the gigantic Flood catastrophe. One aspect of size is geographical extent.
A large basin in the Flinders Ranges, Adelaide, South Australia has remarkably strong evidence for the Genesis Flood. It is also evidence against uniformitarian geology, and in favor of a young Earth.