The Meridian Sandbar is a massive outcrop stretching from southwestern from Alabama to east-central Mississippi, a distance of approximately 80 miles. It is approximately 12 miles wide and up to 100 ft thick (Wermund, 1965). It is white to light gray, coarse-to-fine-grained quartzose sand.
Secular geologists would use the modern Gulf Coastal Plain and Gulf of Mexico continental shelf to explain the formation and development of the massive sandbar. However, they have never identified any of the expected components (e.g., rivers, sandy delta, and coastline) necessary to define the history of this feature!
The global flood of Noah as recorded in Scripture simplifies the understanding of its formation....
Notice that the distance from the edge of the southern Appalachian metamorphic/crystalline core rocks to the center point along the Meridian Sand is approximately 250 miles. Scientific analysis that takes biblical data into account would show that it was likely formed during the Lower Division of the Flood Event Timeframe (see Figure 2). Sand carried away from the rising Appalachians was transported and deposited onto the submerged continental shelf.
A combination of water movement and large waves likely formed the sand into the massive sandbar during the Middle Division of the Flood Event when water currents were established across the North American continent (i.e., epeiric sea; Froede, 1995a) following uplift of the Appalachians (Froede, 2006; 2009). With the loss of water energy, the sandbar was locked in place and buried by mud and clay.
Old earth geologists are stumped - yet here is another successful explanation by Creation Scientists based on evidence from the Bible!
(Excerpted from The Meridian Sandbar and the Flood, by Carl R. Froede Jr., published in Creation Matters, a publication of Creation Research Society, Volume 16, Number 2, March/April 2011, to appear at http://www.creationresearch.org/creation_matters/pdf/2011/CM16%2002%20low%20res.pdf.)
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Froede, C.R., Jr. 1995a. Late Cretaceous epeiric sea or retreating Floodwater? CRSQ 32(1):13–16.
Froede, C.R., Jr. 2006. Neogene sand-to-pebble size siliciclastic sediments on the Florida Peninsula: Sedimentary evidence in support of the Genesis Flood. CRSQ 42:229–240.
Froede, C.R., Jr. 2009. From the Appalachians to the Keys: An update on the Florida gravels. Creation Matters 14(3):1–3.
Wermund, R.G. 1965. Cross-bedding in the Meridian Sand. Sedimentology 5:69–79.