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Rare Mineral Ringwoodite Included within Diamond Points to ‘Oceans’ beneath Earth
Sci-News.com ^ | Mar 14, 2014 | Sci-News.com

Posted on 06/16/2014 3:14:38 PM PDT by WhiskeyX

First terrestrial discovery of an extremely rare mineral called ringwoodite confirms theory about huge water ‘reservoirs’ 410 to 660 km beneath the surface of our planet, says a team of researchers led by Prof Graham Pearson from the University of Alberta, Canada.

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TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; beijinganomaly; catastrophism; diamonds; notsogreatflood; ntsa; originoftheoceans; ringwoodite; subduction; tethysocean; wadatibenioffzone; water
This news article includes a citation to the Pearson et al paper published in Nature from which the informaton was obtained. The article includes a picture of the diamond where the ringwoodite was discovdered, and it includes an illustration showing where in the Earth's mantle ringwoodite is expected to exist.

There is also a Wikipedia article which describes ringwoodite and includes a color picture of the mineral whose composition is 1.5% water. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringwoodite

1 posted on 06/16/2014 3:14:38 PM PDT by WhiskeyX
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To: WhiskeyX

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3168495/posts


2 posted on 06/16/2014 3:16:29 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: WhiskeyX

It’s not liquid and “flowing” water, so don’t get the wrong idea, people.


3 posted on 06/16/2014 3:16:44 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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link to another article on this subject
4 posted on 06/16/2014 4:05:00 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. ........dot removal in progress.......)
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To: Star Traveler

meant to ping you to ‘4’. :)


5 posted on 06/16/2014 4:06:02 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. ........dot removal in progress.......)
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To: moose07

It’s definitely interesting and that so much water is on this earth is very amazing. But I do hope that the creationists don’t jump on this as evidence of the “fountains of the deep” as spoken about in the Bible. I’m “with” the creationists, but not just to grab at anything willy-nilly.


6 posted on 06/16/2014 4:10:54 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

They already have on the other threads.
Just follow the ‘water’ keyword.
Interesting indeed. :)


7 posted on 06/16/2014 4:14:19 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. ........dot removal in progress.......)
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To: Star Traveler

As drinkable as the water in concrete...


8 posted on 06/16/2014 5:00:02 PM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: Star Traveler

Interesting.I always wondered where God put all the water after the flood.


9 posted on 06/16/2014 5:20:59 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Farmer Dean

It’s there in the oceans ...


10 posted on 06/16/2014 5:23:00 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: WhiskeyX
Same as it ever was...


11 posted on 06/16/2014 5:40:46 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Star Traveler

From the article:
“’This sample really provides extremely strong confirmation that there are local wet spots...as much water as all the world’s oceans put together,’ Prof Pearson said...’The first land discovery of ringwoodite confirms the presence of huge water reservoirs beneath the surface of the Earth. Image credit: University of Alberta.’”


12 posted on 06/16/2014 6:25:35 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop

It’s just not in the form that you can pour ... that’s all ... :-) ...


13 posted on 06/16/2014 6:27:51 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: WhiskeyX

Dehydration melting at the top of the lower mantle
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/344/6189/1265


14 posted on 06/16/2014 6:29:52 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Star Traveler
Also see comment #14

Earth may have underground 'ocean' three times that on surface
The Guardian
by Melissa Davey
"Steve Jacobsen from Northwestern University in the US co-authored the study published in the journal Science and said the discovery suggested Earth’s water may have come from within, driven to the surface by geological activity, rather than being deposited by icy comets hitting the forming planet as held by the prevailing theories."


15 posted on 06/16/2014 6:44:09 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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“The discovery confirms about 50 years of theoretical and experimental work by geophysicists, seismologists and other scientists trying to understand the makeup of the Earth’s interior.”

Well, there it is, more grant money! I bet they were running on empty prior to this “incredible discovery”!

BTW, what does “confirms the theory...” really mean?


16 posted on 06/16/2014 8:32:49 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: WhiskeyX

Look at the transoceanic trench, subduction zones, transition zone (410 km, 660 km), etc. Very interesting. Mount Judi, BTW, is a little less than 7,000 feet in elevation.


17 posted on 06/16/2014 8:49:16 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop

That would certainly explain why there is so much water being accumulated in that region of the mantle.


18 posted on 06/16/2014 11:05:13 PM PDT by WhiskeyX
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To: SgtHooper

“BTW, what does ‘onfirms the theory...’really mean?”

It means the researchers had a number of good reasons to suspect water is incorporated into certain minerals to form new minerals under certain conditions of extreme pressure and heat. When researching a subject in the physical sciences, the researcher progresses from a conjecture to an hypothesis and then to a theory. Unfortunately, the word, theory, is all to often used in the wrong context when the correct word to use is an hypothesis. A conjecture is the first step by asking the question of whether an experiment may or may not demonstrate the existence of a proposed physical phenomenom. An hypothesis is the second step where an experiment is proposed to demonstrate the existence of a proposed physical phenomenom. A theory is the third step where enough hypotheses have been proposed, experimentally tested, and found to be true to make a provisional acceptance of the hypotheses to be generally true until such time the experimental testing of future hypotheses falsifies the previous hypotheses with new and more correct experimental results.

In the case of this mineral, the researchers had extraterrestrial samples of the water bearing mineral, but they had not yet discovered any terrestrial samples to compare with the extraterrestrial samples. This newly discovered terrestrial sample of the mineral was fortuitously incorporated as an inclusion in a diamond formed at the bottom of the continenatl plate and was transported within the diamond to the Earth’s surface by a volcanic eruption. Under different circumstances the mineral would likely have been dehydrated and transformed into a different mineral before it could reach the Earth’s surface, but the crystalline lattice of the diamond prevented the transformation of the mineral in this instance.

Having access to this mineral has finally confirmed the hypothesis and/or theory that such a mineral should exist in the Earth’s mantle. The basis for the hypothesis and/or theory before this discovery was the presence of the mineral in the extraterrestrial rocks contained in the asteroidal-meteoric rocks falling on the earth’s surface and the high pressure and high heat experiments in the laboratories. Having reason to suspect the mineral should be in the mantle because of the physical properties found outside the mantle was one thing, and discovering an actual sample of the mineral from the mantle was the experimental evidence it actually exists in the Earth’s mantle.


19 posted on 06/16/2014 11:34:10 PM PDT by WhiskeyX
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To: WhiskeyX
"That would certainly explain why there is so much water being accumulated in that region of the mantle."

Yes, Whiskey X-ray. As a non-geologist, non-astronomer, I'll follow the scent to answer the question, "Does more of the water rise and evaporate to the surface through the trench?" ...when time allows, to see what geologists have found.

One of my near ancestors was a rockhound. It sparked an interest, and more recent, local political market tussles sparked another (hired a geologist a few years ago to debunk something).


20 posted on 06/17/2014 1:35:36 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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Note: this topic is from 6/16/2014. Thanks WhiskeyX.

21 posted on 12/15/2014 9:13:52 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/ _____________________ Celebrate the Polls, Ignore the Trolls)
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Amazingly, the earths water is really a miniscule amount | 5/15/2012 | thanks central_va.

Amazingly, the earths water is really a miniscule amount
The Louis Frank keyword:
22 posted on 12/21/2014 7:55:47 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/ _____________________ Celebrate the Polls, Ignore the Trolls)
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