Answers in Genesis - using the Bible world view and Genesis to defend creation, dinosaurs, young age of the earth and refuting evolution, humanism Answers in Genesis - Upholding the authority of the Bible from the very first verse!  
  Search Answers in Genesis Search: 
AiG WorldwideCreation EducationPrayerQ&AGood NewsContact UsAbout Us
Why is there death and suffering? Does the Bible have an answer?    E-mail to a friend
Printer-friendly version of the Answers in Genesis webpage    Printer-friendly version

Noah's Flood and the Mount Isa Metal Deposits

by Dr. A. Snelling, B.Sc. (Hons.) Ph.D.

First published in:
Creation Ex Nihilo 6(3):17
February 1984

[SUBSCRIBE to the full-color CREATION family magazine TODAY! ]

Mount Isa in north-west Queensland, Australia, is one of the world's largest (and richest) metal deposits, with silver-lead-zinc and copper ore bodies in the same beds. The silver-lead-zinc ore is found as thin layers of minerals alternating with bands of hardened mud (shale), whereas the copper ore consists of cross-cutting veinlets of copper minerals within masses of "silica dolomite" Most geologists today agree that the minerals at Mt. Isa were originally deposited at the same time. In addition, it is now commonly recognized that they were deposited by hot underwater metal rich volcanic "springs" like those found today in the Red Sea, Gulf of California and the East Pacific.

Statistical analysis of the metal ores and the sediments they are in, shows that all the silver-lead-zinc ore bodies and their host shales could have been deposited in less than 20 days! Lead isotope data also points to rapid deposition on a massive scale. Such a turbulent underwater volcanic setting for this rapid deposition is reminiscent of the "fountains of the deep" during Noah's Flood, and the fact that the shales which contain the metal ores are full of fossils, only reinforces this. For further information see the technical article in this issue.

Web page created by D.Malcolm; Last updated 2000-03-31.

If this information has been a blessing to you, please consider a donation to help us continue this faith-building service to you and your family!

  Romans 5:12  Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned  

Chinese | French | German | Greek | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Russian | Spanish

Discover how you can have everlasting life with the Creator of the Universe....
Copyright 2001 Answers in Genesis Ministries International. A member of the Gospel Communications Network. All rights reserved.
Evangelical Council for Financial AccountabilityAnswers in Genesis is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability
Answers in Genesis Home Page - supporting the Bible's view of creation and refuting evolutionOnline Creation Bookstore - the best resource for creation, evolution, and dinosaur books!Creation Museum - continuing the mission to teach kids and adults how to defend creation and refute evolutionAnswers in Genesis Events CalendarAnswersMedia - online audio and video about dinosaurs, evolution, and creationSupport Answers in Genesis
breitling,rolex day date,fake rolex for sale,patek philippe,rado,u boat,fake rolex for sale,rolex prince,bell ross,corum,rolex daytona,iwc,replica tag heuer,cartier,hublot,roger dubuis,rolex submariner,faker rolex for sale,tissot