These stone chimneys are among the more amazing natural features on our planet. Their age is estimated at not more than a few tens of thousands of years. On the geological scale of time, this means recently.
Popular opinions indicate that this is petrified wood, but this cannot be the case because inside of the "trunks" there are melted inclusions of small stones. The tubes consist of sand, fused in one piece at very high temperatures. At the bottom, they were transformed into shells. This indicates a kind of "roasting" process was involved, but the source of heat was not below them. This is because under the shells there are loose deposits in form of unconsolidated sands. This means that the observed melting of the rocks was not due to magmatic processes. We see this source of heat in chemical reactions.
"Petrified forest" on the edge of young depression Djarakuduk. Kyzylkum, Uzbekistan. Picture was taken 24.10.2016 by Larin N. and Zgonnik V. Camera Phantom 4 provided by Larin V. junior.
To explain this reaction, it is necessary to understand that burning hydrocarbons will not produce the required temperature to melt sand. Moreover, the presence of magma is excluded. It turns out that this unique natural location has confounded geological science. However, there is an alternative geological model of the planet, which is called the Theory of Hydridic Earth, which is becoming more popular among geologists. This explains a lot of geological paradoxes and corrects previously unsolvable problems. Per this model, the Earth was initially saturated with hydrogen, and underwent a progressive and cyclical degassing, which led to geological and tectonic processes that changed geological epochs.
Hydrogen is very reactive gas and it can form compounds with many elements. One of the most abundant elements in the earth's crust is silicon. When it is combined with hydrogen it creates a gas called silane (SiH4). Its formula is similar to methane (CH4). The only difference is that instead of carbon in the molecule of silane there is a silicon atom.
To date, no one has been able to find silane in nature, but, at the same time no one was looking. Silane is a very reactive gas that ignites spontaneously on contact with air. From the conventional point of view, such a gas does not exist in nature. The product of the combustion of silane is silica SiO2, the same chemical composition as quartz or sand and is not distinguishable from it. The second product of silane oxidation is water. Therefore, silane in contact with the atmosphere disappears without leaving any "fingerprint" that allows its detection.
However, silane may react not only with air, but with different minerals containing oxygen.
For example: SiH4 + Fe2O3 → SiO2 + FeO + Fe + H2 + H2O + Q + … (?)
Such reactions are exothermic, that means they emit large amounts of heat. This could have been the cause for the melting of rocks. For reference: the oxidation of 4-5 grams of silane will generate sufficient heat to melt 100 grams of silicate rock.
By analyzing the products of such reactions, it is possible to understand the initial reagents. However, the reaction took place a long time ago and there is a risk that most of its products eroded. Fortunately, there are methods to determine the chemical composition of even the smallest inclusions in the rocks. This is something our team is working on now. If our analyses of the samples confirm that silane was the reason for forming the amazing Dzharakuduk's pipes in Uzbekistan, it will be one more proof for the theory of an initially hydrogen-rich Earth.
Stone pipes from close distance. Diameter of most of them is around 30 cm. Djarakuduk. Kyzylkum, Uzbekistan. Picture was taken 24.10.2016 by Larin N. and Zgonnik V. Camera Phantom 4 provided by Larin V. junior.
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