From Flood Geology
Diamonds, rubies, and emeralds—the most treasured gems on earth. Each has unique qualities that require special conditions to form. Emeralds, prized for their color, are the most unlikely of all. Emerald is the clear green gem and a rare variety of the relatively rare mineral beryl. This fairly hard mineral is composed of four elements—beryllium, aluminum, silicon, and oxygen.
No other mineral has provoked so much wonder and strife. Of all earth’s commodities, gold was chosen from among earth’s minerals to represent God’s own glory. Its unique qualities and current location on the earth are no accident, influencing the history of nations.
To see the newest evidence for evolution—and what Darwinists rest their faith on—look no further than the local jewelry shop! Calling the beginning of life “[o]ne of the greatest mysteries in science,” LiveScience managing editor Robert Roy Britt looks at diamonds, which some scientists believe may hold the answer to that great mystery.
A recent editorial reminded me of the secular claim that diamonds take billions of years to form. Is that true?
Can the size of a crystal further confirm the timescale in God’s Word?
Forming the coveted qualities of jade requires unique conditions unlike anything on earth today.
Minerals display not only God’s incredible creativity and His care for our needs, but also His unbounded love of variety and beauty.
“Planet Earth makes its own water from scratch deep in the mantle” was the article headline in the January 27, 2017, New Scientist’s Daily News.
Diamonds are dazzling but definitely not “forever.” In fact, they wouldn’t exist without special conditions that God provided.
Carbon residue preserved in zircon dated 4.1 billion years old does not reveal life’s evolution or the time of life’s beginning.
Only one place on Earth holds a treasure trove of precious opals—Australia’s Outback.
Discovery inside a diamond in the rough shows Jules Verne wasn’t far off when he wrote about a hidden ocean in Journey to the Centre of the Earth.
No other mineral has provoked so much wonder and strife.
Down in the Cave of Crystals under Mexico’s Naica silver mine, you’ll find crystals measuring up to 36 feet (11 m) long.
What unique forces brought emeralds to the earth’s surface for us to enjoy?
Oceanic chromium pins down date for the Great Oxidation Event.
What’s one of the most sought-after commodities in human history—the only rock we eat because it’s so essential to life?
God’s Word gives these two stones special attention. Indeed, rubies and sapphires are mentioned more often than diamonds.
Atoms are some of the most spectacular wonders that God created and we just take them for granted.PDF Download
Scientists are taking the gold standard for proof of extinction to the next level—with diamonds.
To see the newest evidence for evolution—and what Darwinists rest their faith on—look no further than the local jewelry shop!
The diamond may be more than a girl’s proverbial best friend—it may be an old-earther’s best friend, too, if a recent Nature report is accurate.
The Jack Hills region of Western Australia is home to diamonds “nearly as old as the Earth itself and considered the oldest terrestrial diamonds ever discovered,” according to a new study.
It was once thought that granitic magma was so viscous that it would take hundred of millions of years for granitic rocks to form.
Diamond grains discovered in high-grade metamorphic rocks (gneisses) from Norway may force geologists to rethink ideas about the Earth’s crust and processes.
Today we admire and enjoy the beauty opals and opalized bones. But when we realize their formation resulted from catastrophic judgment, we worship God for His salvation in Christ at the cross.
Diamonds have been highly prized throughout history, being regarded as symbols of wealth and power.
In a dusty old wooden shed on a side street in Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia, a bush scientist trying to discover the origin of opal has been able to ‘grow’ opal.
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