Sunday, March 13, 2011
Milankovitch shear cycles in BEAVER DAM MOUNTAIN ROCKS
Beaver Dam Mountains contact with Muddy Formation, Milankovitch Cycle Analysis
Previous investigation of the AXIAL (40-41 k.year Pole tilt), ELLIPTICAL (100 k. year), and PRECESSIONAL (23-25 k.year wobble) cycles reveals that the shear developed by these rotations is shown in both Paleozoic limestones and Mesozoic sandstones. These cycles develop circular fracture and faulting patterns in outcrops which may be measured for RADII, CIRCUMFERENCE, AND RATIOS OF MAGNITUDES TO GRID SPACING AT THE ADJACENT EDGES of the features. Tentatively, these features are connected to the ELTANIN ASTEROID STRIKE, of 2.15 m.y. age, and older strikes have associated calculated ratios and rates of shear which are different from those of the ICE AGE STRIKE. The confirmed values are:
a. 2 cm/year, for Earth Tide westward movement;
b. 50:1, for ratio of diameter/GRID spacing at the adjacent edge of the closest shear circle;
c. Radius, larger, at right angles to smaller Radius RATIO > 1.2 for ellipses; and,
d. Elliptical features are larger than enclosed axial and precessional circles.
The intent of this field and Google Earth study is to determine whether Metamorphic rocks exhibit shear and arcuate features which can be used to determine the rate of movement (uplift, lateral, and sinking) and the monoclinal tilt of outcrops at the contact of the Muddy Formation and BDM rocks.
We will hike in the field adjacent to the BDM exposure near Littlefield, AZ and hiway 91 to view and analyze the features shown in the above photo.
ACCESS to this hike is made reference to the I-15 Freeway exit at Littlefield, AZ. Starting at this Hiway 91 intersection, at 0 mile point, make a contact with other hikers at the first turnoff to the right at a Mobile Park; otherwise continue, on Hiway 91, 6.86 miles to a POWER LINE reference (which crosses Hiway 91). Turn right to follow the electrical right-of-way, providing there is a 4WD road, to a total of 8 miles to the first outcrop of BDM. Should this road be impassable, hike the mile to the outcrop and follow the power line for outcrop viewing. We will search for slickensides, fracture traces in the OUTCROP rocks, and obvious lateral faulting. We will measure dip, fracture orientation, temperature of any springs along the way, and contact information with the Muddy Formation (which is the 4 mile+ deep basin fill under Hiway 91. The springs at the Littlefield junction of I-15 are warm- 78F (with travertine association)- below the bridge at the crossing of Littlefield Creek (before junctioning with the Virgin River, to the east).
THERE IS A LARGE AMOUNT OF CHERT-LIKE SILICATE REPLACING THE CARBONATE IN THIS LAYERING (REPLACING SURFACES AT BOUNDARY LAYERS), AND IT OCCASIONALLY APPEARS SIMILAR TO SLICKENSIDES. THE SUGGESTED ACTION IS AS FOLLOWS: A. HIGH LATERAL STRESS (PRESSURE) DISSOLVES BOTH IRON AND SILICA;
B. AT POSITIONS WHERE THE STRESS IS RELIEVED, BOTH IRON AND SILICA OR CHERT DROPS FROM SOLUTION- PREFERABLY AT INTERFACES WHERE FLUID PASSES; AND
C. THE RELIEVED LOCATION EXTENDS- CREATING A GAP AS SHOWN IN THE ABOVE PHOTO:
THIS IS SHOWN AS AN OBLIQUE VIEW FROM GOOGLE EARTH, WHERE THE SMALLER FEATURES MAY BE EXAMINED AND SEEN IN PERSPECTIVE. THERE IS A 8000 YEAR ANOMALY AS WELL AS THE LARGER 1 MILLION YEAR ROTATION FOR THE LARGER ISOLATED MOUNTAIN (USING THE CONFIRMED TIDAL MOVEMENT ALONG THE DIAMETER OF 20 MM/YEAR):
MILANKOVITCH DID NOT SUGGEST A MILLION YEAR ROTATION, BUT I HAVE FOUND THIS CYCLE SEVERAL TIMES IN DIFFERENT AREAS AND HAVE INCREASED CONFIDENCE THAT IT IS A REAL CYCLE OF THE EARTH IN ITS ORBIT ABOUT THE SUN. I WILL INVESTIGATE WHETHER IT RESULTS FROM A DIFFICULT-TO-SEE GYRATION OF THE EARTH AFTER THE 2 M.Y. ELTANIN ASTEROID STRIKE. THIS IS IN THE BINARY SERIES OF 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 M.Y.(EO BOUNDARY), 64 (KT STRIKE), AND FINALLY 256 M.Y. (PTr PERMIAN EXTINCTION). SHOULD THIS BE A REAL ANOMALY, WE CAN EXPECT THAT THERE IS A CONCOMITANT EXTINCTION OR TURMOIL IN EAST AFRICA, ALONG THE GREAT RIFT, WHERE "LUCY" HAS BEEN EXHUMED.
COMPARE THE AGE OF THE BDM METAMORPHICS WITH THAT OF THE "GOLDSTRIKE" SHOWN BELOW. THE AGES ARE VASTLY DIFFERENT, BUT APPEAR TO BE IN THE BINARY SERIES AGAIN (1, 1/2, 1/4. 1,8 ETC.):
ORDER in EARTH SCIENCE: BASIC GEOMETRY and MOVEMENT RATES
It is noticed that there is repetition in angular positioning, measurements of spatial arrangements and rates of movement of features on the spherical GLOBE. Below are some confirmed data measurements, in the cgs and Mks systems:
a. Distance from earth to sun: 93 m.y. or 150 million km. This yields a diameter for a spherical rotation (not elliptical, as is actual) at 300 m. km, and a yearly circumference of travel of 940 m. km;
b. Distance of earth to Moon: 384K km, at a ratio of Sun to Moon spacing of 390:1;
c. Tidal shift of the EARTH CRUST is 2 cm per year, or 20 km each million years. This is the normal movement, and when the influence of the sun is added, the total combined effect is 3 cm per year- the sun’s contribution being 10 mm/year. This has been measured at the Equator near the Galapagos Islands, and at the Mendocino 40N transform proceeding to the Kimmei transform. Unknown is why the feature only appears occasionally;
d. The speed of light is 3x 10 exp. 10, which is multiple of the solar spacing to the earth: 30 billion/150 million = 200:1. This is attributed to the rate of travel of gravity waves being identical to that of light. This makes it appear that gravitational arrangement of planets, Moon, and Sun are constrained by the velocity of light (the spacing of the planets about the sun is in an order also, from the measurements of the radii of the large bodies for their yearly circumferences);
e. Milankovitch cycles of precession, axial tilt, and ELLIPTICITY are in an order, if you “round out” the calculated values: 25k (equinoxes), 40k (tilt cycle, from 21.5-24.5 degrees- or the location of the TROPICS of CANCER AND CAPRICORN), and 100k years (elliptical movement of earth in its travel about the sun). This is a ratio of 1:1.6:4; and,
f. The ratio of the diameter of the axial Milankovitch to its tangential edge grid separation is 50:1. for the orthogonal or perpendicular distance to the circular shear around the arc made by the rotation (an adjacent shear line parallel to the circumference of the shear circle).
BELOW IS A CASE CLOSE TO HOME, WHERE I HAVE INVESTIGATED IN THE FIELD SOME "GEOLOGICAL ODDITIES". THESE HAVE PROVEN TO BE OF VALUE TO FURTHER UNDERSTANDING OF THE MILANKOVITCH CYCLES OF ROTATION: THE SINKHOLE SHOWN ABOVE IS THE GEOMETRIC CENTER-C- OF A CIRCULAR SHEAR AND ROTATION, WHICH IS PART OF THE SAND MOUNTAIN UPLIFT (ROTATING CCW).