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Earth System Port, Zebra Rock

The Zebra Rock Mystery

Zebra Rock is a unique fine-grained rock from Australia. With spheroidal columns of fine red claystone evenly distributed throughout a white claystone matrix, Zebra Rock has “baffled geologists” since its discovery. These beautiful rocks did not form over millions of years as modern geology would have us believe. We learn in Chapter 6 of the Universal Model that it takes only days to create this type of rock formation. Under specific conditions including pressure, heat, water, gases, and with the right minerals, we can observe the genesis of such rock formations. The Hydroplanet Model demonstrates with experiment how claystone and sandstone form in Nature.