reply to post by MavRck
It should be obvious to anyone that fossilised plant remains are not the sole source of oil and gas - this stuff is coming up everywhere on the planet
- methane hydrate deposits under the oceans are twice as big as all the oil reserves combined. It all points to the interior of the earth being
stuffed with lighter elements.
Triple geospheres: oxidic carapace: hydridic mantle: ultimetal core
Frontier Perspectives, Fall-Winter, 2006 by Charles Warren Hunt
This paper proposes a new theory of the Earth comprising three major geospheres--core, mantle and carapace. The junction between core and mantle is a
density transition determined by geophysics. The junction of the mantle with the crustal member of the carapace is not only a density transition but
also a zone of energy release, the seat of endogeny, in fact.
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In this paper, hydrogen is interpreted to be present copiously in the mantle in the form of high-pressure hydrides that behave as reduced, deformable
fluids in contrast to the crust, which is oxidic and rigid. Plumes of metal hydrides ascend through the mantle buoyed by lower density than their
hosts. Reaching the depth/pressure range of hydride dissociation and oxidation in the upper mantle or lower crust, they dissociate or oxidize,
releasing latent chemical energy. This is the zone where magmatism, earthquakes, volcanism, and replacement mineralization occur. Rock-forming
minerals of densities less than mantle minerals are deposited; isostasy is triggered.
Thusly, hydride dissociation and oxidation above a steadily degassing inner geosphere originated the lithosphere and continue to maintain it.
Concurrently, atmosphere and hydrosphere evolve from non-metal hydrides that effuse from the lithosphere. Hydrogen escapes into space, leaving
elemental oxygen and nitrogen to dominate the atmosphere.
At core depths, below the fluid intermetals comprising the mantle, the liquid outer core and a solid inner core may be higher-pressure phases of mixed
intermetals, or they may be a new substance, a super-compressed, ultimately dense material, the "ultimetal," we might say.