Comment: The estimates of salt deposits in Michigan are astronomical. Geological studies estimate that 55 counties of the Lower Peninsula cover 30,000 trillion tons of salt. But like much of Michigan’s mineral wealth, only a fraction of this salt can be economically recovered.
Please explain how 30,000 trillion tons of salt can form other thru transmutation.
A magmatic model for the origin of large salt formations
by Stef Heerema
NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and the U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team and Jesse Allen
Uvs Nuur Basin, Mongolia
Large formations of rock salt are found on every continent around the world. Oil and gas are often associated with salt deposits, which can rise kilometers above the top of the main underground salt body. These salt deposits are commonly referred to as “evaporites” because they are considered to have been formed by the evaporation of sea water. The evaporite model requires the evaporation of hundreds of kilometers of depth of seawater, a process that would require vast periods of time, far longer than the biblical timescale. Consequently evaporites have been used as an argument against young-earth geology. However, there are major problems with the evaporite model such that it is totally inadequate to explain the thickness, volume, structure and purity of salt deposits. A more feasible model regards salt deposits as the product of igneous halite magma. Such magmas melt at geologic temperatures, flow readily, and account for the association of salt deposits with reserves of coal, oil and gas.
The salt deposit in the Danakil Desert shows another form of diagenesis. The surface of this desert is 120 m below sea level, which means the salt formation is subject to groundwater pressure that creates a flow through faults and tears in the 5-km-thick formation. The interaction between the groundwater and the salt deposit emerges from the surface as hot hydrothermal salty brine.
Figure 1. The major salt formations of the world (from ref. 9) together with the location of the Great Rift Valley in Africa.
The huge salt deposits found around the globe are not the result of the evaporation of seawater over long periods of time. Rather, the deposits were emplaced as a molten magma at temperatures above 800°C. The evaporite model requires much more time than is available for the biblical timescale. However, the idea that the deposits were formed by the evaporation of hundreds of kilometers of depth of seawater is totally inadequate to explain the thickness, volume, structure and purity of salt deposits. On the other hand, the model that has the deposits resulting from the generation of large volumes of molten salt ‘magma’ explains the evidence. Furthermore, with the magmatic model the large salt formations are emplaced rapidly by igneous processes, a mechanism that is consistent with the biblical timescale and a young Earth.
The Messinian Salinity Crisis (MSC), also referred to as the Messinian Event, and in its latest stage as the Lago Mare event, was a geological event during which the Mediterranean Sea went into a cycle of partly or nearly complete desiccation throughout the latter part of the Messinian age of the Miocene epoch, from 5.96 to 5.33 Ma (million years ago). It ended with the Zanclean flood, when the Atlantic reclaimed the basin.
Wiki says this dryness lasted about 700,000 years.
I appears that this time frame is another of the PETM events that follow an energy flood that destroys life on the surface similar to the 65 my extinction and the following 59 my PETM event.
As each repeated cycle reduces in energy, creating less death among the surface life, the following heat cycle is less intense and lasts for a shorter time.
I suspect science will ‘discover’ the connection only when sufficient time has past that allows one to think the reduction in energy is so low that no extinction occurs and that the following heat is negligible and fewer species are created.
I propose this closing of the Med is the clearest possible indication of Earth expansion. The following heat was the result of radioactivity that produced H2O in the Earth’s core.
Contrary to many people’s instincts, there is now a scientific consensus that global sea level fluctuations cannot have been the major cause, although it may have played a role. The lack of ice caps at the time means there was no realistic mechanism to cause significant changes in sea level—there was nowhere for the water to go, and the morphology of ocean basins cannot change on such a short timescale.
If the Ice Ages had not begun—there were no ice caps—-then one wonders how the blockage at Gibraltar was overcome.
There must have been an addition to the Earth’s water oceans for the dam to be overcome. Since the flood over the dam was not scoured only stepped, does this not indicate that the water fell as rain, a constant deluge that resulted when the ‘water veil’ collapsed. This scenario implies that the collapse of the ‘water veil’ was the source of the Ice Ages. It also implies that the world’s oceans were the same level as the Med. It also implies that the collapse was not one but many; possibly as the ‘water veil’ was ‘renewed’. Possibly this involves a transmutation of the core energy slowing in the atmosphere of Earth to transmute into hydrogen and oxygen from photons. Prior to five m y the photons exited Earth’s atmosphere into space and the Van Allen Belts. After five m y, the energy was sufficiently less so that it appeared in the transmuted form of hydrogen and oxygen which combined to form the ‘water veil’. This created object was then degraded over time to eventually collapse leaving our atmospheric sky rivers and cloud weather systems of modern times.
Perhaps this relocating of the enormous amounts of water from a veil at a mile or more above the surface was a reset for life also. Five MY ago is when humans were first able to claim humanity.
Altho very hard to imagine, if you consider that the rains fell almost constantly, this would explain how fungi and bacteria ruled the Earth.
Perhaps it might explain how the proto humans were forced from the trees into caves. It would certainly explain the strange affinity we humans show in development for water. Considering how these changes are caused by a degradation of cycled energy, one might easily see a comparison between Earth, now green, and the eventual result of escaped H2O resulting in Mars.
Based on the erosion features preserved until today under the Pliocene sediment, these authors estimate that water rushed down a drop of more than a kilometer with a discharge of up to 108 m3/s, about 1000 times that of the present day Amazon River. Studies of the underground structures at the Gibraltar Strait show that the flooding channel descended in a rather gradual way toward the bottom of the basin rather than forming a steep waterfall.
How is that possible? The pressure and force of the falling water would carve out a steep drop.