Title: Tight Folds and Clastic Dikes as Evidence for Rapid Deposition and Deformation

Author: S. Austin

Category: Earth Sciences

Conference Year: 1986


Tight folds In 17,000 feet of Miocene to Pleistocene strata on the Split Mountain Fault in
Southern California Indicate that Miocene or lower Pliocene sandstone remained In a nonlithified
condition until folded 1n the late Pleistocene. Likewise, soft sediment
deformation features (clastic dikes, tight drag folds and Intense monoclines) In 14,000
feet of Cambrian to Cretaceous strata on the Ute Pass Fault in Colorado argue that even
the Cambrian strata were not Hthified when the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains was
uplifted in the late Cretaceous Laramide event. Evolutionists have assumed the California
strata sequence Involves about six million years between deposition and deformation.
Furthermore, they have assumed the Colorado strata sequence Involves up to 430 million
years between deposition and deformation. How these two sedimentary sequences could
escape 1 Unification after deep burial for millions of years remains unexplained by
evolutionists. On the other hand, creationists view this evidence that sedimentation and
tectonics are concurrent as evidence for rapid deposition and deformation.