The Quartz Growth Process
The first diagram illustrates the hyprethermal quartz-growth process. The word hyprethermal is a merger of the words “hydro” (water), “pre” (pressure), and “thermal” (heat). A combination of these three physical properties creates a pressurized thermal environment in which quartz crystals can grow. In this diagram, a hanger holding quartz crystal seeds was placed in a high-pressure reactor. A water solution was then added to the reactor then placed in an oven and heated until the solution reached 350-400° C. Compare the images of the crystal before growing and after growing. The crystals experienced a rapid growth rate approximately doubling in size in one day, not over millions or even thousands of years. Visit page 266 of the UM to learn more.
In the second diagram we learn that a hypretherm is created when water is under high pressure and high temperature. Today, hypretherms exist at the bottom of the ocean in areas where frictional heating supplies the necessary temperature; in places such as plate boundaries. The most extensive hypretherm since the Earth’s formation was the Universal Flood Hypretherm, when water covered entire continents to great depths, perhaps exceeding 30,000 ft (9000 Meters). Great land movements generated tremendous frictional heat needed for the hypretherm environment. Learn more on page 655 of the Universal Model.
In the last image we see two sandstone-growing experiments involving both fine and coarse sand were conducted to demonstrate the hypretherm processes associated with sandstone formation. In both experiments, natural sand was placed in brass tubes and held in place by screens at each end. This allowed pressurized, superheated water to pass through the pore spaces of the sand. The sandstone that formed was very hard, similar to natural sandstone. It was then soaked in water for several years, where it showed no sign of being dissolved. As far as we are aware, no one other than the UM has created sandstone with the same properties as natural sandstone. See page 545 of the UM for more information.
Each one of these experiments are repeatable and observable and have stood the test of time. These new discoveries are just some of the many evidences that our Earth and all natural crystalline rocks were not formed by molten rock but were created from water. As we have shown, it does not require millions of years for rock formation, only days.