Wilcox Coals and veggie mat theory

From: Glenn Morton <glennmorton@entouch.net>
Date: Thu Jan 29 2004 - 07:10:49 EST

 One of the things that makes me know that veggie mat theory is wrong is the
variability of some coal beds. The Wilcox formation in Texas is an area I
worked 15 years ago when I was a consultant and had my own company. It
consists of little more than sand and coal. If it isn't coal, then the
lithology is sand. The region was called the Rockdale Delta because it was a
delta for a sand rich river in the Eocene. I worked other parts of the
Wilcox formation in Texas and we didn't find coal in most of it--only in the
area of the Rockdale Delta (named for Rockdale Texas)

 I collected the lignite thickness data from that area based on oil well
logs. I really had to search hard through a set of old floppies to find this
data among many many old 3.5's. One recognizes a coal by it having high
resistivity and Spontaneous Potential like a sand. The logs below are all
from a 200-250 acre Abstract in Fayette county. Note how variable the coal
is. How do we get veggie mats to give us this amount of variability? The
first number in the column is the depth, the second is the coal thickness.
Note that the number of coal seams encountered by the wells varies from 17
to 21 seams.

eddie 1 t.w.cooper 1 m.f.schultz 1 lange 1 leigh 1
fayet fayet fayet fayet fayet
a312 a312 a312 a312 a312
5221 3 5134 2 5232 5 5178 4 4885 3
5282 6 5190 4 5254 2 5280 4 5120 4
5318 4 5218 3 5302 8 5334 4 5172 6
5380 6 5280 4 5452 12 5364 3 5204 4
5430 2 5285 4 5558 9 5420 9 5254 8
5336 5 5340 5 5630 5 5470 6 5412 10
5496 10 5398 10 5644 6 5535 9 5510 12
5528 4 5502 12 5720 4 5614 11 5572 2
5572 10 5540 4 5732 4 5660 2 5607 5
5608 2 5556 8 5794 8 5702 8 5622 8
5648 6 5610 6 6098 3 5714 10 5660 4
5662 8 5755 6 6125 5 5768 4 5688 4
5710 6 6032 4 6150 4 5904 8 5772 9
5728 4 6060 3 6254 4 6120 10 5964 8
5850 14 6146 12 6368 3 6168 6 6030 5
6046 7 6165 4 6692 6 6204 6 6068 6
6102 4 6260 4 6764 5 6230 5 6108 4
6190 10 6380 3 6296 16 6116 10
6258 12 6550 6 6402 4
6505 4 6668 2 6728 5
6722 5 6784 6

so Bill, can you explain how the veggie mat theory can produce coal seams
like this in a global flood? Each coal seam is very small in areal extent.
This Wilcox coal is predominantly concentrated only in a 100 mile by 50 mile
area in Fayette, Lee, and Washington Counties Texas. It then goes away until
one gets into Lousiana and Mississippi.

Now, I sorted these by depth. Once again, the first number is the depth, the
2nd number is the coal seam thickness. If the depth was within 3-4 feet I
considered it the same depth. Remember this is over an area of around 250
acres. What strikes me is that each well has a unique pattern of coal seams.
Given that these wells are within 2000 feet of each other, it is odd that
they would each have a unique pattern of coal seams. How does the veggie
mat theory do this, Bill? And tell me how this pattern arises in a global
flood? :

eddie 1 cooper 1 schultz 1 lange 1 leigh 1

fayet fayet fayet fayet fayet
a312 a312 a313 a314 a315
                                                                4885 3
                                                                5120 4
                5134 2
                                                                5172 6
                                                5178 4
                5190 4
                                                                5204 4
5221 3 5218 3
                                5232 5
                                5254 2 5254 8
5282 6 5280 4 5280 4
                5285 4 5302 8
5318 4 5334 4
5380 6
                5340 5 5412 10
                5398 10 5364 3
5430 2 5420 9
5436 5 5452 12
                                                5470 6
5496 10
                5502 12 5535 9 5510 12
5528 4
                5540 4
                5556 8
5572 10 5558 9
                                5630 5 5572 2

5608 2 5610 6 5607 5
                                                5614 11
                                                                5622 8
                                5644 6
5648 6
5662 8 5660 2 5660 4
                                                                5688 4
                                                5702 8
5710 6 5714 10
                                5720 4
5728 4 5732 4
                5755 6 5772 9
                                                5768 4
                                5794 8
5850 14
                                                5904 8
                                                                5964 8
                6032 4 6030 5
6046 7
                6060 3
                                                                6068 6
                                6098 3
6102 4
                                                                6108 4
                                                                6116 10
                                                6120 10
                                6125 5
                6146 12 6150 4
                6165 4 6168 6
6190 10
                                                6204 6
                                                6230 5
                                6254 4
6258 12 6260 4
                                                6296 10
                                6368 3
                6380 3
                                                                6402 4
6505 4
                                6692 6
6722 5
                                                                6728 5
                                6764 5
                                6296 16
                                6550 6
                                6668 2
                                6784 6

Bill, can you explain this?
Received on Thu Jan 29 07:09:40 2004

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