Due to massive amounts of debris (rock/trees) the lake rose as much as 190 feet. rapid burial allowed the plant debris to escape destruction by oxygen and insects. and served as a source of silica that replaced the plant debris, creating petrified wood…

Millions of logs in Spirit Lake; ship in circle above: Nagasaki; below: Mt. Helen’s Tsar Bomb (below) Point 1: According to most geologists, petrification (rare fossilization process of turning organic material – most often wood – into stone) must take place over hundreds of thousands or millions of years. It forms when plant material is buried by sediment and protected from decay due to oxygen and organisms… Arizona; about 225 million years ago, this area was a lowland …rivers flooded by tropical rain storms washed mud and other sediments into the lowlands. in the millions of years after the Chinle Formation was deposited, the area was uplifted…” According to (2/2017), “Petrified wood forms when fallen trees get washed down a river and buried under layers of mud, ash from volcanoes and other materials…

ash fell visibly as far eastward as the Great Plains of the Central United States, more than 930 miles away. Several lahars poured down the volcano into river valleys, ripping trees from their roots and destroying roads and bridges…” On May 18, when Mount St.

Helens erupted with a catastrophic Lateral blast explosion estimated to be the equivalent to about 24 megatons (million tons) of TNT (note: Hiroshima’s unranium bomb was equal to about 15 kilotons of TNT; Nagasaki’s plutonium was about 21 kt TNT; Tsar Bomba – was powerful nuclear bomb detonated equaled 50,000 kt TNT or 50 megatons – 50 million tons of TNT), the top 1,300 feet of the mountain blew off sending tens of thousands of trees into the nearby Spirit Lake.

Scientists estimate that the eruption reached its peak between and p.m.’ ‘When the Plinian phase was over, a new northward opening summit amphitheater 1.2 x 1.8 miles across was revealed.

Over the course of the day, prevailing winds blew 520 million tons of ash eastward across the United States and caused complete darkness in Spokane, Washington, 250 miles from the volcano… in three days and circled the Earth in 15 days…’ ‘…The turbulently flowing hot rocks and gas quickly eroded and melted some of the snow and ice capping the volcano, creating surges of water that eroded and mixed with loose rock debris to form lahars (volcanic mudflow or debris flow).

The results on different samples gave ages between .35 ( /- .05) and 2.8 ( /- .6) million years. The fact that accepted, “scientific” dating methods failed to assign the correct age to the rocks should cast doubt on the ages assigned to rocks of unknown age. Mark Isaak, on the website, Talk Origins, said: Briefly, Steve Austin collected a sample from the Mount St.

Because of its size and occurrence in our lifetimes, it's been the subject of much scientific inquiry. Steven Austin, a creationist and Ph D geologist, collected rock samples formed in the eruption and had them tested using the potassium/argon dating method.Ian Juby hosts a periodic show on You Tube called, “Genesis Week.” His humor is a little campy but, overall, I find his videos interesting.The full video (self titled, Rant #100), can be viewed here but I've edited it down to the relevant section below. Helens is located in Washington State and is said by the U. Geological Survey (USGS) “to be the most active volcano in the Cascade Range, and it is the most likely of the contiguous U. volcanoes to erupt in the future.” On May 18, 1980, the mountain made history as the most catastrophic eruption in America in the last few hundred years. According to the USGS, “magma began intruding into the Mount St.According to Information Resource Center, the mountain use to be called by certain Indians, ‘Louwala-Clough,’ or ‘Smoking Mountain.’ In 1792, Captain Vancouver (also named Mount Rainier) named it in honor of Baron A. Helens edifice in the late winter and early spring of 1980.There are at least a dozen assumptions that must be made when radiometric dating is being used to determine a rock's age – none of which are testable.