posted on Mar, 21 2015 @ 02:54 PM
The standard explanation for the presence of large amounts of uranium in oil shales is that it precipitates out of seawater.
Where is the seawater on the Moon?
The mice from straw argument of Anoxic (oxygen deprived) seawater precipitating out the uranium has one serious problem. The ocean has to be
ecologically productive for organic material to be buried to form the oil and gas in the shale. If the ocean is anoxic (dead) how is the organic
material found in the shales produced? The uranium prevents organic material that falls into it from decaying. You can get one but not both from the
What if the source of the uranium was more common sense like the Earth’s crust and mantle. The problem here is that uranium is found at 2 parts per
million in the crust and mantle. What process could concentrate uranium to 100’s of parts per million and have it fall from the sky?
According to the kinetic theory of gases a heavier gas molecule moves slower than a lighter gas molecule at the same temperature. What if the
temperature were high enough that some of the molecules were able to reach escape velocity from Earth?
What has enough energy to heat the crust and mantle enough that lighter molecules like potassium and silicon would reach Earth’s escape velocity
but heavier slower molecules like uranium fell back to Earth?
How about an Extra-Solar Asteroid? An asteroid from outside the Solar System does not need to be going less than 72 kilometers per second. At
much higher velocities (>200kilometers per second) an asteroid does not leave much of a surface crater. It punches through the crust reaching the
mantle before detonating. In geology these massive melt structures in the mantle have been called Mantle Plumes. But obviously since they didn’t
originate in the mantle so they should be called impact plumes.
The impact chamber flares plasma from the Earth’s surface at tens of thousands of degrees which then separates out according to their
molecular velocity. The slower heavier elements fall out (like uranium) and are concentrated while the lighter elements leave Earth.
Voila uranium falling from the sky. It falls to the bottom of the oceans and makes just the bottom of the oceans anoxic. So the upper oceans still
have enough oxygen to support life. When they die their bodies fall into the uranium anoxic zone and are preserved.
The uplift from the detonation and thermal expansion of the rock produces the uplift which erodes burying the organic material. The heat from the
chamber cooks the organic material to produce oil. By including plate motion you can remove 30 to 60% of the uncertainty in finding oil.
Extra-Solar Asteroids, the one stop geologic process for producing oil.