It came so suddenly! ARCHAEOLOGY NEWSFLASH 515
“Jonathan, how long did it take for this beach to
form on the edge of land?” asked Josephine.
We paused in our beach walk to bend down and pick up
a handful of golden sand grains. I let them pour
through my fingers. And what a soft, pleasant
sensation it was!
As the last grains fell away, I turned to my wife
and replied, “Did you know that SANDY BEACHES,
RAISED BEACHES, CAVES, COVES, ETC., do not need a
long time to form?”
In 1963, the new island of Surtsey appeared 45 miles
south of Iceland.
The following year a landing party found wide,
sandy beaches, precipitous crags, gravel banks,
lagoons, impressive cliffs resembling England’s White
Cliffs, and faulted cliffs and boulders worn smooth
by the surf, some of which were round. (Sigurdur
Thorarinsson, Surtsey. Almenna, Reykjavik, Iceland,
BUT WHAT ABOUT STALACTITES?
Far from requiring vast aeons, stalactites can grow
quite rapidly, given sufficient mineral-laden water.
For centuries after the Great Flood, caves all over the
world received greater seepage of lime-bearing water
In those wetter times, deposits formed very rapidly.
Oh, I must tell you about what was discovered in the
basement of the Shrine of Remembrance in
Melbourne, Australia. Would you believe,large
stalactites were found to have grown in only 59 years.
When this dating was challenged, a university response
was: “But they HAVE TO be that old!”
The massive vaults beneath the shrine resemble the
interior of limestone caves, with thousands of
stalactites and stalagmites.
In fact, stalactites have been found growing under
many modern buildings.
So whenever you see one hanging from a building,
try to figure out how many thousands of years old
you think that building is!
A skeptic may object, “Such stalactites prove nothing
because they are not made of calcium carbonate
(calcite) which takes long ages to form into
stalactites in caves.
Wrong! Recent X-ray diffractions of bridge stalactites
collected by Vance Nelson prove they ARE made of
calcium carbonate, and not of either gypsum or
hydromagnesite. Skeptic, bite your tongue!
BUT DIDN’T FOSSIL CORAL REEFS TAKES AGES TO FORM?
Are fossil coral reefs proof of long aeons of time?
No. And they’re different from modern reefs.
“Closer inspection of many of these ancient carbonate
‘reefs’ reveals that they are composed largely of
carbonate mud with the larger skeletal particles
‘floating’ within the mud matrix.
“Conclusive evidence for a rigid framework does not
exist in most of the ancient carbonate mounds.”
(H. Blatt, G. Middleton and R. Murray, Origin of
Sedimentary Rocks. Prentice-Hall, 1972, p.410)
For example, the E1 Capitan Permian “reef complex”
fossil-bearing lithified lime transported into place
BUT WHAT ABOUT THE VAST AGE OF OIL?
Oil (formed by fossilised animal matter) and coal
(vegetable matter) are said to be millions of years
old. But are they?
Quite frequently, abnormally high pressures of up to
8,000 psi are encountered in deep oil wells.
Often when a new well is tapped, a gusher goes
spouting into the air due to the tremendous pressure
According to measured values of the permeability of
surrounding rock, such pressures would dissipate in
thousands, not millions of years.
If those oil deposits had been there for more than
5,000 years in some cases there would be no pressure
Since the pressure is still there (often seeping at
the surface), the rock formations containing the oil
must be “young”.
BUT WHAT ABOUT ANTARCTIC ICE?
That apparently magic expression “a million years” is
likewise applied to the Antarctic ice cap.
Now 14,000 feet above sea level, the ice continues to
In 1930, Admiral Richard Byrd established a base in
Since that time, the ice has piled higher, so that of
his 110 foot radio towers, just a few feet now
protrude above the icy surface.
At that rate, the ice cover is only 7,000 years old,
not a million.
But since the build-up must have been more rapid
during the Ice Age, it is probably very much younger
even than 7,000 years.
But what about the annual ice rings? Don’t they prove
Not at all. You see, these are not NOT rings made
annually, but daily, by the alternating warmer day
and colder night temperatures.
This is now conclusively proved – despite misguided
articles in such places as “Scientific American”!!!
(See my report in “The Corpse Came Back”pages
THE MILLIONS OF YEARS THAT JUST AREN’T THERE
But what about canyons? Surely they have to be
millions of years old??
Many of us were taught in school that when you see a
canyon with a river running through it, you assume that
the river took a long time to erode the canyon.
How easy it is to come to wrong conclusions if you were
not present to see an event, and if you don’t have
access to all information!
When Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980, some associated
events accomplished in days, geological work that
would normally be interpreted as having taken millions
Little Grand Canyon (about a one-fortieth scale model
of the Grand Canyon) is around 100 feet deep and
Little Grand Canyon was formed IN ONE DAY from a
mud-flow that eroded material which had been blocking
the North Fork of the Toutle Riber. The new river
subsequently flowed through the canyon formed by the
Engineers’ Canyon, 200 feet wide, was formed, with a
tiny stream flowing through it. The stream did not
slowly form the canyon; this canyon formed the stream.
At Loowit Canyon, mud blasted through hard rock to cut
the canyon in a short time.
Perhaps we should realise that engineers have a tool
used to cut steel, which basically uses water under
Likewise, here, in this blast zone of the Mt. st. Helens
volcanic eruption, water, mud and steam, under pressure,
produced results in a very short time that evolutionists
are telling the world would take millions of years.
In Little Grand Canyon, a hurricane velocity wind of
100 miles per hour (160 kilometres per hour) laid
down in just one day a minutely layered strata
This 25-feet-thick deposit consisted of THOUSANDS of
thin strata (layers) – layer upon layer of material,
formed by flowing ‘rivers’ of volcanic ASH.
Now, just pause and think hard. Did the Grand Canyon
strata really need millions of years to form?
Would you bet your life on it?
This gets intensely interesting.
That’s why I could not keep this and other discoveries
to myself. So many folk have been asking me to share
information about these wonders. That’s why the
ebook “The Killing of Paradise Planet” was produced.
If you want to see what else is tucked away in there,
just take a visit now to
It will blow your socks off!
In any case, it’s nice talking with you again.
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International explorer, archaeologist and author
Jonathan Gray has traveled the world to gather data on
ancient mysteries. He has penetrated some largely
unexplored areas, including parts of the Amazon
headwaters. The author has also led expeditions to the
bottom of the sea and to remote mountain and desert
regions of the world. He lectures internationally.