From: Bill Payne (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Mar 27 2003 - 08:16:23 EST
As you probably know, YEC attempts to explain all sediments from above
the Precambrian to sometime after the Triassic (the upper boundary is not
clearly defined) as Flood deposits. If the Alberta reefs lie directly on
Precambrian basement rocks, then the reefs could be pre-Flood and
therefore would not have to be explained within a short timeframe.
Just thinking out loud (opening myself to be mildly embarrassed), I would
say that if these reefs are underlain by marine sediments then the reefs
may be part of a continuation of pre-Flood sedimentation. On the other
hand, if the reefs are underlain by fossiliferous clastics such as the
Burgesss shale, then we have what is normally thought of as Flood
deposits below the reef. Of course, a little thrust fault could have
shoved the pre-Flood "Ordovician" reef rocks over the more recent
"Cambrian" Flood deposits.
On Thu, 27 Mar 2003 00:25:43 -0800 "Don Winterstein"
I'm curious about why you'd want to know.
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