Rapid Gemstone Formation and Deep Time

A few days ago, my prospector friend Stormie Waters and her friend Ruby Slippers stopped at my place. (They were taking a break from wedding plans for Stormie and Roland Meadows.) Ruby tried her hand at panning for gold but instead found a nice stone.

I have reference material. This was a peridot, and I suggested to Ruby that if it was cut and polished, it might be turned into a fine piece of jewelry. Then I told them that secular scientists have a mistaken notion that it takes huge amounts of time for them to form.

Some gemstones come from crystals in granite, which was once magma. Secular geologists assume great periods of time for it to cool, but that is false. It is much faster.
Assorted gemstones in a spiral, Unsplash / Edz Norton
We talked for a while about how Ruby shares a name with a pricey gemstone, what makes some valuable and others affordable, things like supply and demand, luster, superstitions of powers, and all that good stuff. In the last part of the book of Revelation, God uses gold and precious stones as building materials.

Many gemstones are found in granite. The formation involves molten rock, cooling, and crystals.

Secular scientists presuppose deep time and evolution, and with those, slow and gradual processes (invoking catastrophic instances when absolutely necessary). Biblical creationists presuppose a young earth and no germ-to-gemologist evolution, and often have to wait a spell to be proven right. Hot magma should take a long time to cool, but it happens much quicker than secularists imagined. Creationists were shown to be right again.
Beautiful gemstones such as emerald and aquamarine are cut and polished from crystals that grew within rock formations. Such crystals are sometimes found inside vein-like structures in granite, called pegmatites. . . . Crystals grow bigger in pegmatites than in the main granite formation, and occasionally pegmatites contain surprisingly large crystals. . . .  

Evolutionary geologists used to think that the world’s huge granite bodies would have taken millions of years to cool from magma (molten rock). However, it’s increasingly recognized by geologists that these formations cool thousands of times faster than was once thought.

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