Carbon dating mt st helens
This is supposedly one of the best evidences evolutionists use to ‘prove’ long time periods for the earth’s history.However, it is now possible to explain this same evidence in terms of a similar event to that at Mount St Helens—a catastrophic event that enables scientists to reinterpret the evidence at Yellowstone as having formed within a short time.Due to massive amounts of debris (rock/trees) the lake rose as much as 190 feet. rapid burial allowed the plant debris to escape destruction by oxygen and insects. and served as a source of silica that replaced the plant debris, creating petrified wood…
Perhaps the most surprising accumulations are the pyroclastic flow deposits amassed from ground-hugging, fluidized, turbulent slurries of fine volcanic debris, which moved at high velocities off the flank of the volcano as the eruption plume of debris over the volcano collapsed. preceded by several much smaller earthquakes beginning as early as March 16, was the first substantial indication of Mount St. The initial explosions formed a 250-foot-wide crater… high-temperature steam and gases; no magma…’ ‘May 18, a Sunday… Johnston, who had Saturday-night duty at an observation post about 6 miles north of the volcano, radioed in the results of some laser-beam measurements… Helens suddenly began to collapse, triggering a rapid and tragic train of events that resulted in widespread devastation and the loss of 57 people, including volcanologist Johnston.”Thus the explosion was initiated by an earthquake and rockslide where a mass of the North Slope slid off and pressure was released. 174 shocks with magnitudes greater than 2.6 were recorded… The crown of the ash column rose to about 6,000 feet above the volcano. The ash blown out between March 27 and May 18 was derived entirely from the 350-year-old summit dome… PDT, apparently in response to a magnitude 5.1 earthquake about 1 mile beneath the volcano, the bulged, unstable north flank of Mount St.Enormous coniferous trees up to …200 feet tall lived and died in these lowlands. over millions of years, these minerals crystallize within the wood’s cellular structure forming the stone-like material known as petrified wood.” According to petrifiedwoodmuseum.org, “How long it takes to form petrified wood… requires millions of years.” “Under normal conditions conversion of opal to quartz requires tens of millions of years; however, under geothermal conditions the same process may occur in 50,000 years of less (Mustoe 2003)…fossil wood that has little to no wood remaining has cellular detail replicated in opal-CT… a Yellowstone Wyoming sample carbon dated at 2,430 years was composed of opal-A.” TRUTH: During the Mt. Helens eruptions, the explosion destroyed and relocated about 150 square miles of forest in a little more than five (5) minutes; swirling gases reached 900°C (over 1,600°F), and a few years later sonar scans of the bottom of Spirit Lake revealed about 19,500 upright trees.
Over the first 10 years after the eruption, about half of the original logs which floated in the lake sank to the floor of the lake.