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Creation 27(2):50–51, March 2005

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Zippy fossil finds


Wool Bay and the area where fossils are found.

Long-age thinking is so prevalent in our culture that most people just take it for granted. They assume that rocks and fossils took millions of years to form, even though we can’t begin to imagine what a million years would be like. But vast time is not necessary—the main requirement is a suitable mix of ingredients. Concrete is an obvious example.

Rocks on a beach at Wool Bay, South Australia, vividly demonstrate this fact. Visitors could spend the day unearthing fascinating modern fossils. John Roberts and his family did exactly that.

One of their fascinating finds was a rock, enclosing part of the differential casing of an old automobile. It is obviously not millions of years old, even though it looks natural. Technically, we could call it a fossil because a fossil is any evidence of past life found in a rock.

Of historic interest at Wool Bay is an old lime burner built into the cliffs. It is no longer used, but calcium carbonate is quarried nearby for cement production. It seems that mineralized water, running out of the limestone cliffs and across the beach, cemented the rocks.

The fossil hunters dug up another rock containing glass, pieces of pottery and shotgun shells.

These exciting rock formations show that rocks and fossils form naturally much faster than we are conditioned to believe. All it takes is suitable conditions, not millions of years.

Additional photos

(All photos provided by Marlene Roberts)

Conglomerate of shotgun shells, pieces of pottery and glass cemented naturally on the beach.
Naturally formed rock containing shells and part of a differential casing. Fossilization does not need vast time periods.
Gearwheel encased in rock. The wheel is man-made but the rock is not.
The old lime factory on the beach.
Dianne Pearson and Jonathan Fitzner show off their rock-encased fossil finds.
John Roberts with family and friends fossil hunting among the rocks on the beach at Wool Bay, South Australia.

Readers’ comments

Gina T.
I really enjoy these short snappy articles that present the truth about origins, using simple words and a few pertinent pictures! Thank you Tas!
Ian B.
Love your stuff guys. Wouldn't it be interesting to radiometrically "date" the diff-casing fossil?
Mark T.
I agree with Ian B. It would be interesting to see how old they date to
Peter H.
Robert S.
Here Here! What a great and fun article! I agree with Ian and Mark. Let's radiometrically date these "old" rocks especially with the gear.
Pratha S.
Not much to say -- evolution is a lie! It's just that simple!
Bruce L.
Excellent point! When will evolutionists ever give up and see the obvious truth!? I know, they can’t because they don’t want to. As Ravi Zacharias said, “ Many unbelievers are willing to follow God, if God will follow them…”
Dianne W.
Have any creation scientists ever tried to make a real fossil, given what is known about what they take to form?
Tas Walker
Creation magazine recently reported experiments that formed fossils in a day.
Paul S.
My daughter and I found a fossilized (iron spike and rust attached to pebbles and sand) railroad spike in the sandy riverbank of the Muskegon River in Big Rapids, Michigan. I jokingly asked her "isn't it amazing how advanced Dinosaur technology was?"

A lot of water and a short amount of time.
Dehne M.
In WW2 the army dumped war rubbish over a cliff at Nightcliff, a suburb of Darwin. This material is encapsulated in rock the same as Tas presents.

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