15. Sep, 2016

Haymond Formation



The Haymond Formation as a Conjectured Diurnal Phenomenon for approx. 15,000 Iterations



The beds that make up the Ouachita and Haymond outcrops, esp. the Haymond beds, are said to be relatively dated to Bashkirian to Moscovian.  However, rhyolite dates give a potential 383 Ma date or Late Devonian radiometrically-speaking (detrital zircon).   Thus we have a rough numerical interval of 383-307 = 76 millions of years.  When converted to orbital time we have a period ca. 40 years.  Thus 14,600 diurnal cycles gives a basis for timing the depositions. Thus we violate the Law of Uniformitarianism in the interest of reconciling History and Geology.







What do we know?




The following two main quotes are given to show that post-Givetian rocks could be easily incorporated into all levels of beds from the base to the top layers.  Also from this Wikipedia quote




 “The other direction, Hercynian, for the direction of the Harz Mountains in Germany, saw a similar shift in meaning.  Today Hercynian is often used as a synonym for Variscan, but is somewhat less used than the latter.  In the USA it is only used for European orogenies; the contemporaneous and genetically linked mountain-building phases in the Appalachian Mountains have different names. 


The regional term Variscan underwent a further meaning shift since the 1960s.  Geologists generally began to use it to characterize late Paleozoic fold belts and orogenic phases having an age of approximately 380 to 280 Ma.”




we see that from 380 Ma starts a set of violent deposition events related to Marathon assemblages.




1.            Laurentian Sources for Detrital Zircon Grains in Turbidite and Deltaic Sandstones of the Pennsylvanian Haymond Formation, Marathon Assemblage, West Texas, U.S.A.




James D. Gleason, George E. Gehrels, William R. Dickinson, P. Jonathan Patchett, David A. Kring




DOI: 10.2110/jsr.2007.084   Published on November 2007,   First Published on November 15, 2007




Copyright © 2007, SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology)








U–Pb ages of individual detrital zircon grains from deltaic and turbidite sandstones of the lower to middle Pennsylvanian Haymond Formation (Marathon basin, west Texas) range from 320 Ma to 3 Ga, indicating a mixed provenance broadly similar to that of Ouachita Carboniferous turbidites and related fluvio-deltaic facies of Arkansas–Oklahoma. Differences with the Ouachita assemblage are attributed to the unique depositional setting of the Haymond Formation, which records final closure of a Hercynian-age remnant ocean basin at the western termination of the Ouachita–Marathon suture zone. Tectonic and sedimentary recycling along subduction zones separating Gondwanan (upper plate) and Laurentian (lower plate) blocks likely contributed to the Laurentia-dominated distribution of age provinces observed in the zircon population. Detrital-zircon age spectra are nearly identical for both facies of the Haymond Formation, reinforcing the hypothesis that subaerial fan or braid delta sandstones, and foredelta submarine-ramp turbidites, were part of an integrated depositional system fed by the same sources.












 DENISON, Rodger E.1, HOUSH, Todd B.2, and MCDOWELL, Fred W.2, (1) Geosciences, Univ of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX 75083, denison@utdallas.edu, (2) Geological Sciences, The Univ of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712




During the middle Pennsylvanian a thick pile of deepwater flysch beds were deposited in the Marathon depositional basin. Conspicuous in this sequence are the boulder beds in the Haymond Formation deposited as submarine flows. The diverse boulders include a small percentage of crystalline cobbles. The origin of these crystalline boulders remains unknown but is clearly from the unroofing of an outboard continental block to the southeast during the closing of the Marathon depositional basin.








The petrography of the crystalline cobbles differs from known basement rocks in southern Laurentia. The cobbles are mostly finer grained silicic igneous and meta-igneous rocks, those most likely to travel well. Rhyolite, meta-rhyolite and two mica granitic rocks are most common. A limited number of Rb/Sr and K/Ar determinations were published from these cobbles in the 1960s. The mica ages indicated an earlier Devonian metamorphism. The whole rock Rb/Sr results yielded an age in the same range with a relatively high initial ratio, suggesting a sedimentary protolith. Three new K/Ar ages from muscovites from an expanded range of rock types gave ages between 381 and 383 Ma, within the range of previous earlier Devonian determinations. In this study we have analysed individual zircons separated from two cobbles, a granodiorite-gneiss and an un-metamorphosed rhyolite, by laser ablation icp-ms. The U-Pb zircon data are complex due to significant discordance in the granodioritic gneiss and inheritance in the un-metamorphosed rhyolite. The data from the gneiss yielded formed a poorly constrained chord with intercept ages of 1436 +/- 160 and 330 +/- 72 Ma. We interpret the upper intercept to be the age of the protolith while the lower intercept may record a time of metamorphism. The weighted mean of the most concordant zircons from the rhyolite cobble have a 206Pb/238U age of 371 +/- 12 Ma, which we consider to be the best estimate of the age of the rhyolite. The rhyolite contains a significant component of inherited zircon with mid- and early Proterozoic ages. The dated-cobble[s] reflects a source-area having a Proterozoic history that was strongly overprinted by metamorphism during the Devonian. No basement exposures having these two age components have are known from the region.








The nature of the creation of Pangaea is collisional and sutures are opening and basins closing in the context of much deposition.  The possibility of there being a 40-year period of daily rain-generated wash-off and inflows of marine-sourced water to the deposition basins powered by a daily release of significant energy through the grinding suture-segments releasing slightly.  We can imagine this because the entire Variscan tectonics only took some 52.6105326 years.  Also we might limit our iterations to 14,600 for convenience.  This figure is determined by using Barry Setterfield’s formula (‘Cosmology and the Zero Point Energy’, Natural Philosophy Alliance Monograph Series, No1, 2013 – see below) and my parametric data to convert radiometric or numerical dates to orbital dates for 280/380 Ma and subtracting.



The relevant conversions are -3050.04 and -3102.65 or -3050.04 B. C. etc.


Now we need to focus on context.  Is it possible that such violent perturbations of the land surface could have taken place in this 53-year interval?  The period of 430 years is generally assigned in Clearing-Up Times (CUT) CHRONOLOGY as being not yet stabilised following the Deluge of -3327 to -3326.  This means that until -2897 the Earth still rocked and rolled, on occasion, in a series of unbelievable “aftershocks” or “settling movements” for the want of a more technical term.  The final division of the land-masses occurred unsurprisingly at the time of Peleg (see elsewhere for a treatment on this topic).  He was in his 80th year in -2818 or thereabouts.


We know from the Geology, such as it is, of the Variscan that a lot of erosion took place and if we are edified then the evidence in the Haymond, Ouachita beds should say to us that a great instability reigned for a lot of the 430 years.  Indeed Noah would have been a witness to these iterations as he died in -2977 or 145 Ma approx. 


There is, in the above argument, therefore good credence to be given to the thought that uniformitarian explanations of millions of orbital years for the formation of Haymond are beyond the pale.




Perhaps the most fitting conclusion is that the Haymond beds turned to stone in rather short order and that little burrowing critters were as undaunted as a mosquito, even when one is armed and ready to dispatch the next possible target, in re-establishing a presence in the regular mud deposits.


NB: Whether the true dating of the beds is exactly 383 Ma to 307 Ma or somewhat offset is only slightly relevant to the thrust of the article.