Fossil radioactive dating robert gant dating
This siltstone belongs to the Permian German Creek coal measures, conventionally believed to be around 255 million years old.6 Small fragments of some of the wood samples were kindly sent to us, and a subsequent mine visit took place in late August 1994.7 The pieces of wood recovered by the miners were examined and photographed, as too was the leaf imprint, but access to the ventilation shaft was not possible, nor were samples of the enclosing basalt available, having long been dumped with all the other rubble and waste rock.
However, an exploratory hole had been drilled close to where the shaft was eventually dug.
8 Furthermore, they pointed to the almost identical δC results (last column in Table 1), consistent with the carbon being organic carbon from wood, and indicating no possibility of contamination.Potassium-argon (K-Ar) ‘dating’ was performed on the two outcrop samples by the AMDEL laboratory in Adelaide (Australia), while one of the two outcrop samples and two drill core samples, one being in contact with the fossil wood, were ‘dated’ by Geochron Laboratories.The radiocarbon (C) results are listed in Table 1.8 It is immediately evident that there was detectable radiocarbon in all wood samples, so that the laboratories’ staff had neither hesitation nor difficulties in calculating C ‘ages’.This was to make sure we at least had some samples of the basalt, just in case permission to have the drill core wasn’t forthcoming.C) analyses to two reputable laboratories—Geochron Laboratories in Cambridge, Boston (USA), and the Antares Mass Spectrometry laboratory at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Lucas Heights near Sydney (Australia).
After all, textbooks, media, and museums glibly present ages of millions of years as fact.