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A staggering quantity of volcanic materials, estimated at more than 4,000 cubic miles,16 occurs within the thin but widespread Brushy Basin Member in Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. No volcano is known within the boundary of the Morrison deposit, no local lava flows are known within the Morrison boundary, and geologists place the nearest explosive volcanic source vents in southern California or Nevada.17 How these coarse volcanic materials in such colossal quantities were distributed on so wide a scale remains a mystery. Imagine an exploding volcano in southern California that rained half-inch-diameter pumice and lapilli fragments on Utah and Colorado. That would be a most extraordinary eruption.
At the DNM quarry, the bones are found in three distinct intervals within the 50-foot-thick, channel-shaped Quarry sandstone. The three sandstone "channels" scour into the surfaces beneath, and experts have struggled to imagine the kind of "rivers" that each of the channels represent. The notion taught for decades at the Quarry Visitor Center by DNM rangers, that dinosaurs were washed up on a point bar along the bank of a meandering river, is now discredited.21 Bones are especially concentrated in the bottoms, not the sides, of the scour channels. The sand grains and pebbles in the sandstone are dominantly composed not of quartz, the typical river sediment, but of altered tuff and chert fragments of probable volcanic origin. The lowest of the three levels, where dinosaur bones are most abundant, contains isolated larger pebbles dispersed in a sandy matrix, a texture unlike that of normal rivers. The texture and composition of the lower interval suggests deposition from a muddy suspension, not normal bedload transport in a river. Mudflows associated with catastrophic floods during the recent eruptions at Mount St. Helens volcano produced fluidized sediment slurries in wide river valleys and deposited similar textures.22 The upper two intervals of the Quarry sandstone, where dinosaur bones are less abundant, have noteworthy scour surfaces with cross beds of sand and pebbles indicating eastward transport of muddy and sandy sediment over large dune structures by very fast water currents. We can imagine dinosaur carcasses suspended buoyantly in a denser-than-water flow. How far they floated is unknown, but the process of suspension may have not been very abrasive. Clams, snails and logs were also moved with the volcanic pebbles and carcasses within the slurry. As deposition of sediment and carcasses occurred, the remaining flow became enriched in water going from a muddy, slurry suspension current to a less-muddy traction current. The deposit itself gives us an impression of a very catastrophic water-burial event.
Brushy Basin Member: Much finer-grained than the Salt Wash Member, the Brushy Basin Member is dominated by mudstone rich in volcanic ash. Rivers flowed from the west into a basin that contained a giant, saline alkaline lake called Lake T'oo'dichi' and extensive wetlands that were located just west of the modern Uncompahgre Plateau.
Floodplain red mudstones and variegated smectitic mudstones dominate the 85m-thick Brushy Basin strata; minor river-channel sandstones are incised into resistant caliche paleosols. Channel sandstones occur in twelve zones at Fruita Paleontological Resource Area (FP) and six at Trail Through Time (TT).
Floodplain red mudstones are highly smectitic, reflecting vigorous volcanic activity west of the study area, with silicic ashes carried eastward by the prevailing winds.
In the Brushy Basin shale member, montmorillonite predominates in the northwestern part of the Colorado Plateau, but illite, chlorite and mixed-layer clay minerals increase in abundance toward the south. The latter assemblage of mlnerals occurs in the Westwater Canyon sandstone member and for that reason the southern part of the Brushy Basin shale member is interpreted as being in part a clay facies of the Westwater Canyon sandstone member. The parent rock of the montmorillonite in the Brushy Basin member was chiefly volcanic material, as is shown by occasional replaced and preserved shard structures, incompletely decomposed glass, euhedral mica and associated feldspar grains. The illite- and chlorite-rich portion may be a mixture of volcanic and sedimentary-derived detritus. The clay fraction of the sandstone of the Jackpile is dominantly kaolinite with minor amounts of mixed-layer illite-montmorillonte, but the mudstone of the member is mainly illite-montmorillonite and illite-chlorite.
I am intriged by the visiable aspects of elenin but more concerned by the massive graviety well in it's
wake only a massive object could alter the orbital parrameters of the planets orbiting our own sun and a comet is not big enough.
Have you read the scientific analysis on the 'newer' images and what the imaging specialists have said about them? If not then this conversation is probably a little pointless.
Originally posted by jamsession
reply to post by Razor7
exactly. everything comes down to green dollar bills in the end. for anyone with a bit of vivid imagination its easy to earn the quick bucks over the gullible and frightened. sitchin did, von däniken did, the swiss dude (billy meier) who turned out to have manipulated photos and passed them off as ufo's did, plus the latter was charged and jailed for being a fraud.