Skip to comments.Diamonds Rained Down During Ice Age ($$$)
Posted on 07/08/2008 9:50:22 PM PDT by max americana
Diamonds and precious metals found in the eastern United States might have rained down during the last Ice Age after a comet shattered over Canada and set North America ablaze, all leading to a mass die-off of animals and humans.
New chemical analyses of diamond, gold and silver found in Ohio and Indiana reveal the minerals were transported there from Canada several thousand years ago. The question is, how?
"There are no gold mines or silver mines in Ohio that anyone knows of, but there are plenty of them in Canada," said retired geophysicist Allen West, who was involved in the study.
The discovery is consistent with a theory proposed by West and colleagues that a 3-mile-wide comet splintered over glaciers and ice sheets in eastern Canada about 12,900 years ago and wiped out man and beast.
"These would have been like ten thousand Tunguskas going off at once," said West, referring to a mid-air explosion over Siberia a century ago possibly caused by a fragmenting meteor.
The diamonds, gold and silver could have been ejected into the air during the blasts, West said, or they could have been carried south by rivers formed from the meltwater of liquified glaciers.
For several months following the comet strike, the skies rained precious stone and metals, the researchers speculate. Diamonds drizzled down by the tons.
"Some of them you couldn't see, and animals would've been breathing them in," West told LiveScience. "But other ones would clearly have been visible. They might've even hurt if they hit you."
The larger diamonds were visible to the naked eye and dropped like hail stones within seconds of the blasts, West said.
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But algore said...
Sounds like a MOVIE..
I would have loved to seen the reaction of Algore’s ancestors when this comet shattered. I’ll bet there was a lot of finger pointing and shouting of, “See! See what you’ve done!” LOL!
Diamonds Rained Down During Ice Age
Live Science | JUL 7, 2008 | Ker Than
Posted on 07/07/2008 2:05:25 PM PDT by decimon
The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes:
Flood, Fire, and Famine
in the History of Civilization
by Richard Firestone,
Allen West, and
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See what happens when you deface rocks with pictures of deer!
Still another PC hit on owning diamonds.
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