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gEUlogy - the geology of the earth in an Electric Universe => New Zealand => Topic started by: electrobleme on October 25, 2010, 22:31:12

Title: Curio Bay New Zealand - fossil forest
Post by: electrobleme on October 25, 2010, 22:31:12

Curio Bay New Zealand - fossil forest

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curio bay, new zealand - fossil forest

At Curio Bay New Zealand (South Head, Waikawa Harbour, Southland) there is a a large fossil forest of petrified trees. There are large tree stumps and then large long horizontal fossilised trees at the same level. Due to scientific "it has to be" these fossilised trees and fossilised tree stumps at Curio Bay are said that they "must have been" fossilised at different times.

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curio bay, new zealand - petrified tree stumps

What you see is what you get and it looks like they are part of the same forest fossilised at the same time. If they were fossilised at different times then the odds are amazing. Not only would the fossilised tree stumps have to be fossilised by a different event the material that created the silification would have to then be eroded away for the long trees to be washed into the same place, at the same level or lower than the top of the tree stumps. Another event would then have to fossilise these trees.

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curio bay, new zealand - fossilised tree forest

Perhaps they were fossilised at the same time, part of the same catastrophe that struck New Zealand? Peter Mungo Jupp has invested Ancient Catastrophes and may have an event in Australian and New Zealand history that could have caused this. You can find out more about it in his great video called Mega Tsunami Melbourne 1500 AD (http://www.everythingselectric.com/forum/index.php?topic=215.msg740#msg740).

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curio bay, new zealand - petrified forest

The fossilised trees occur in green sandstones, alternating with blue shaly clays containing plant impressions. Silica has replaced the entire woody structure of the trees and rendered them extremely resistant to erosion. Thus they withstand the action of the sea much longer than the surrounding rocks and are exposed in relief by the erosion. In the past, erect tree trunks have been found standing in the face of the sea cliffs, with their entire root systems exposed in the underlying beds. The sandstones are almost flat lying and at low tide form wide shelving ledges over which are strewn many tree stumps and prostrate trunks. On occasion many trunks over 50ft in length have been measured and some have exceeded 100 ft. Fossil wood has been obtained at intervals along the Waikawa coast for some 8 miles and also inland near Waimahaka, indicating that the fossil-forest beds were probably of considerable extent. The blue shaly clays associated with the fossil forest have yielded abundant impressions of fernlike plants, and these have been described by Arber (loc. cit.) and Edwards (Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Ser. 10, Vol. 13, pp. 81–109).

Some of the fossil trees are related to the modern kauri and Norfolk Island pine, and they and the associated plant impressions have been dated as middle Jurassic, about 160 million years old. Plant beds of about the same age occur elsewhere in southeastern Southland and southern Otago – at Mataura Falls, Gore, and Owaka (Catlins).
CURIO BAY FOSSIL FOREST | teara.govt.nz (http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/1966/curio-bay-fossil-forest/1)

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curio bay, waikawa harbour, new zealand - petrified forest

If fossilisation is an electric effect caused by an Electric Universe catastrophe event striking New Zealand on a large scale then it would not just be a local event. The fact that fossilised wood is found along the coast seems to back this up. the odds that the same conditions that lead to local silification could occur along the same stretch of land would at first seem reasonable but actually are high.

The fact that the the petrified trees and ferns at Curio Bay resemble "modern day" plants and trees perhaps shows that these have also been affected by catastrophe evolution (http://www.everythingselectric.com/forum/index.php?topic=282.0). If they have been then the fossilised forest at Curio Bay does not need to be 160 million years old but could be a recent event.

Title: Curio Bay and Catlins formation
Post by: electrobleme on October 26, 2010, 17:08:05

Curio Bay and Catlins formation

The formation of Curio Bay itself and the Catlins appears to show Electric Universe geology evidence. Curio Bays fossilised trees may have been formed in a seperate and later event or the geology of Curio Bay and the Catlins may have occured at the same time.

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New Zealand scream gEUlogy with its spine of mountains the Southern Alps, the amazing fjordlands and of course Banks Peninsula. Were these all created at the same time or evidence of different events and Electric Universe catastrophes that have struck New Zealand?

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In this area between the Southern Alps and the Catlins you seem to have gouge marks or discharge lines between these 2 areas.

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The Catlins and this part of the Southland has sudden and very different geology to the areas around it with valleys and ridges and lichtenberg type hills.

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Above is a closer view of the Curio Bay area and its ridges/valleys and gEUlogy

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2 things to really notice about the area around Curio Bay and its petrfied trees

there seems to be a "discharge area" between Curio Bay and the bay to its west. This may have change the material found in that area, changed the landscape geology to be different to the rest of the area or combined both together.

there seems to be discharge patterns similar to lichtenberg discharges beside curio bay

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closer view of the electric discharge patterns or lichtenberg figures found in the landscape beside Curio Bay


mountains show the lichtenberg discharge pattern because they are formed by an electrical discharge event in an Electric Universe. fossilisation is not a geological process that occurs over millions of years, it is a near instant or very, very quick electrical process. so it is no surprise to see lichtenberg figures in this area - either because they helped to form the fossil trees at Curio Bay or this area is a natural electrical attractive area to the Electric Universe