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Claim CD111:

Meteorites are never found in deeper strata.


Brown, Walt, 1995. In the Beginning: Compelling evidence for creation and the Flood. Phoenix, AZ: Center for Scientific Creation, p. 27.


  1. Several meteorites have been found, in strata from Precambrian to Miocene (Matson 1994; Schmitz et al. 1997). There is evidence that a major asteroid disruption event about 500 million years ago caused an increase in meteor rates during the mid-Ordovician; more than forty mid-Ordovician fossil meteorites were found in one Ordovician limestone quarry (Schmitz et al. 2003). In addition, many impact craters and other evidence of impacts have been found.


Matson, Dave E., 1994. How good are those young-earth arguments?

Littleton, Keith, 1999 (Jun 5). Re: Young earth evidence - meteorites. Message ID <5jd63.82$>,


  1. Matson, 1994 (see above).
  2. Schmitz, B., B. Peucker-Ehrenbrink, M. Lindstrom, and M. Tassinari, 1997. Accretion rates of meteorites and cosmic dust in the Early Ordovician. Science 278: 88-90.
  3. Schmitz, B., T. Häggström and M. Tassinari, 2003. Sediment-dispersed extraterrestrial chromite traces a major asteroid disruption event. Science 300: 961-964. See also Martel, Linda M. V., 2004. Tiny traces of a big asteroid breakup.

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