Red Rocks Rapid Formation

Larry Dye the Creation Guy standing next to a concretion at Red Rock Coulee.Larry Dye the Creation Guy standing next to a concretion at Red Rock Coulee.

Recently I explored Red Rock Coulee which is located in south-eastern Alberta. It is 60 km south of the city of Medicine Hat on Highway 887, just outside the hamlet of Seven Persons.

The main feature of this natural landscape is the huge red boulders. They are scattered over a relatively small distance and can be viewed without walking far at all.

 

These are sandstone concretions and are up to 2.5 m in diameter, they are among the largest in the world.

How are concretions formed?

At one time water passed through the sandstone. Inside the sandstone was some organic material such as a part of a tree, shell, bone etc. As water passed through the organic material minerals suspended in the water would attach to the organic fragment and start accumulating growing out in a concentric manner. The more water passing through it the more minerals accumulate and cement together.

The conventional view is that these boulders where formed in prehistoric seas 65 million years ago.

People could be excused for imagining that the dates to be accurate.

However, conventional dating relies on multiple assumptions about past conditions, and the validity of the result depends on the validity of the assumptions.

The most basic assumption behind the dating is that the worldwide catastrophe of Noah’s Flood never happened.

The fact is that sediment can cement into hard rock in a short period of time. Within the Flood framework, these concretions would have formed as they were rolled along in high energy forces resulting in rapid formation and burial. Eventually, erosion would expose the beautiful formations