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Evidence from Oil Exploration and Fossil Trees

(This report was originally filed on the Australia Creation Research website, December 2013):

Oil Geologist Robert Steward on Field TripOIL GEOLOGIST Robert Stewart (right) shares with one Tennessee study group how fossils in the oil bed he has sunk several wells into (the Fort Payne formation USA) had to be dump deposits that formed quickly as shown by their jumbled state. Then they had to be covered rapidly to prevent any of the oil coming from fatty tissues in the millions of dead creatures from leaking away. Robert pointed out this oil bed stretches from Alabama to Arizona and north to Canada so the catastrophic dumping was provably on a huge scale, and as a result he, as a professional Geologist, has no problem accepting Noah’s Flood at all. Dump Deposit and rapid covering point to floodThe fossils in the bed are mostly large crinoids (left) which are still found living off Australia’s coast so are no help to evolution and only enhance the Biblical picture “after their kind”. Robert is one of our USA Creation Research field guides.

polystrata tree fossilsSeveral years ago John Mackay and John Johnson visited a new site in eastern Washington State USA where some amazing vertical fossil trees has been found embedded in volcanic basalt. The vertical tree bottoms were protruding into muddy layers and the tops were actually some 2 or 3 metres into the basalt. They were mostly Douglas Fur trees that were very well petrified, providing a good source of income for the property owner as polished specimens. The local museum had invited us to the site as they were planning on setting up a fossil forest display so it was great to be able to helpfully show them that these trees had no roots and therefore could not have grown there, so it wasn’t a forest.
When people proclaim an area as a fossil forest they then proceed to figure out how long it took to grow how long it took to get covered up and you end up with stories about millions of years. When they are forced to admit a catastrophic flood deposit and rapid volcanic cover up – all the millions of years disappear. This research and public direction is vital and your prayers and financial support are really needed. usa_poly

We shared with the museum staff that we had explored the areas in Washington State where such fossil trees were found underneath basalt, usually horizontally in mud deposits that had turned to shale, and in every case the evidence showed they had been washed in. We predicted similar horizontal trees would also be found near this new deposit and the vertical ones would also prove to have been washed in from somewhere else and then overlayed with basalt which has produced very the unusual deposit of vertical trees. We are pleased to report that the owner has recently contacted us to say they have now found horizontal logs under the basalt, not far from these vertical logs thus confirming what we said.

John Mackay will be back in Washington State to do further research at the invitation of the owner of the property and we would ask your prayers for this. Pray for us as we go to further research this site and for the role we have even in advising secular museums to get their public displays correct.

Tennessee Field Trip 2012

Stalactite is composed of Calcium Carbonate and reacts violently with Hydrochloric Acid

Found under bridge less than 60 yrs old in Middle Tennessee. Stalactite is composed of Calcium Carbonate and reacts violently with Hydrochloric Acid. This is conclusive proof it is made of same material as cave Stalactites.

stalagmite was found on the ground under the stalactite

This stalagmite was found on the ground under the stalactite in previous picture. It is therefore less than 60 yrs old and a good reminder that what most cove guides tell you about how slowly these formations grow is mostly incorrect. Time doesn’t make stalactites or stalagmites, process does.

This shiny black leaf is a polystrate fossil

This shiny black leaf is a polystrate fossil as 1. the partly excavated fern fossil is lying flat along the strata and 2. The larger leaf is lying vertically on its side across the strata indicating that the strata did not form slowly one on top of the other but rapidly and more than one layer at a time. The polystrate leaf is from a giant tassel fern and is one more evidence that the world was once much more plant friendly that it has been since Noahs Flood.

Cumberland Plateau Tennessee

Our Field Trip was to the top of the Cumberland Plateau shown here beside
the Sequatchie Valley

Polystrate Tree

Many of the vertical trees stand above coal seams and protrude through hundreds
of layers which had to be formed in less time than the tree took to rot.

Polystrate giant Equisetum

Tennessee geologist Robert Powell shows Polystrate giant Equisetum, or horse
Tail rush a plant which still grows in very miniature form in Tennessee.

Tennessee geologist Robert Stewart polystrate tree

Oil geologist Robert Stewart beside polystrate tree

Polystrate Trees and Polystrate ferns

But it was not just tree stumps that were buried quickly – so were many ferns.
We excavated this one below – beautifully preserved – a sure sign of rapid burial.

Close up the stem is easily seen to curve through many layers.

Close up the stem is easily seen to curve through many layers.

Excavated polystrate fern

Always remember when you excavate a fossil that you are the first person to see it since God saw it last. And ferns are easy to recognize in the rocks as they have done exactly what God said – produce their own kind. SEE THESE FOSSIL TREES ON OUR DVD DARWIN ON THE ROCKS- FREE PREVIEW