5. The Evidence for the Theory is Irrefutable ==>
   5.1. Direct Evidence ==>
     5.1.1. Fossil Evidence ==>
       5.1.1.8. Age of Fossils * ==>
         5.1.1.8.2. Age of the Earth ==>

5.1.1.8.2.3. Geologic Column
*(One does not have to understand anything presented on this page.
The point is, there ARE people who DO understand this
AND it is FUNDAMENTAL to their discipline).

The evidence for the age of the earth exists in the stratified rocks found throughout the world. In several places in the world, it is possible to drill out a core of rock that represents the entire period of time from the beginning of the earth 4.5 billion years ago. This is referred to as the Geologic Column .

This link The Entire Geologic Column in North Dakota http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/geocolumn/#column takes you to a lengthy article that describes the column AND includes 55 references most of which (some references refer to creationist dogma) corroborate the evidence.

The W. H. Hunt Trust Estate Larson #1 will in Section 10 Township 148 N Range 101 W was drilled to 15,064 feet deep. This well was drilled just west of the outcrop of the Golden Valley formation and begins in the Tertiary Fort Union Formation. The various horizons described above were encountered at the following depths (Fm=formation; Grp=Group; Lm=Limestone):

Tertiary Ft. Union Fm ..........................100 feet

Cretaceous Greenhorn Fm .......................4910 feet

Cretaceous Mowry Fm........................... 5370 feet

Cretaceous Inyan Kara Fm.......................5790 feet

Jurassic Rierdon Fm............................6690 feet

Triassic Spearfish Fm..........................7325 feet

Permian Opeche Fm..............................7740 feet

Pennsylvanian Amsden Fm........................7990 feet

Pennsylvanian Tyler Fm.........................8245 feet

Mississippian Otter Fm.........................8440 feet

Mississippian Kibbey Lm........................8780 feet

Mississippian Charles Fm.......................8945 feet

Mississippian Mission Canyon Fm................9775 feet

Mississippian Lodgepole Fm....................10255 feet

Devonian Bakken Fm............................11085 feet

Devonian Birdbear Fm..........................11340 feet

Devonian Duperow Fm...........................11422 feet

Devonian Souris River Fm......................11832 feet

Devonian Dawson Bay Fm........................12089 feet

Devonian Prairie Fm...........................12180 feet

Devonian Winnipegosis Grp.....................12310 feet

Silurian Interlake Fm.........................12539 feet

Ordovician Stonewall Fm.......................13250 feet

Ordovician Red River Dolomite.................13630 feet

Ordovician Winnipeg Grp.......................14210 feet

Ordovician Black Island Fm....................14355 feet

Cambrian Deadwood Fm..........................14445 feet

Precambrian...................................14945 feet

The entire geologic column is found in 25 other basins around the world, piled up in proper order. These basins are:

* The Ghadames Basin in Libya

* The Beni Mellal Basin in Morrocco

* The Tunisian Basin in Tunisia

* The Oman Interior Basin in Oman

* The Western Desert Basin in Egypt

* The Adana Basin in Turkey

* The Iskenderun Basin in Turkey

* The Moesian Platform in Bulgaria

* The Carpathian Basin in Poland

* The Baltic Basin in the USSR

* The Yeniseiy-Khatanga Basin in the USSR

* The Farah Basin in Afghanistan

* The Helmand Basin in Afghanistan

* The Yazd-Kerman-Tabas Basin in Iran

* The Manhai-Subei Basin in China

* The Jiuxi Basin China

* The Tung t'in - Yuan Shui Basin China

* The Tarim Basin China

* The Szechwan Basin China

* The Yukon-Porcupine Province Alaska

* The Williston Basin in North Dakota

* The Tampico Embayment Mexico

* The Bogata Basin Colombia

* The Bonaparte Basin, Australia

* The Beaufort Sea Basin/McKenzie River Delta

Here's a diagram of an entire geologic column located in New Mexico

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