Sinkhole consumes Quebec home and kills four — May 12, 2010
Sinkhole blocks 100 houses in Northern California city — April 17, 2010
Sinkhole swallows man in his back yard — January 19, 2010
Sinkhole gulps down fire truck in Los Angeles — September 8, 2009
Enormous sinkhole devours oil equipment in southwest Texas — May 8, 2008
Monster sinkhole gorges down Guatemalan homes — February 23, 2007
These are just a few of a myriad of killer sinkholes. Urban sinkholes never cease to shock. Parked vehicles are unexpectedly swallowed whole. Unsuspecting drivers are instantly swept into seemingly bottomless pits or left clinging for dear life, pending further collapse of the street. Land beneath homes suddenly gives way. Houses vanish into a dark abyss and instantly smash to rubble.
The world’s largest sinkhole exists in that wonderland of ancient mystery — Egypt. West of Cairo, at Qattara, a sinkhole runs almost 1,000 feet deep, and its width and length are 50 miles by 75 miles. A remedy to sinkholes lies in the enigmatic Egyptian landscape of remote antiquity. A brief description about the cause of sinkholes helps us appreciate this remedy.
Sinkholes form as rock is slowly dissolved by flowing groundwater. The water creates holes that get larger as rock dissolves. On the ground above, the land is typically unaffected and seems safe. But its underground support is gradually dissolving away. With enough weakening from ever-flowing water, a sudden cave in engorges the land above.
Salt beds, limestone, dolomite, chalk and tufa are prone to water deterioration because they are cemented with calcite. Chalk and tufu are mainly calcite. Tufu is very porous, too.
Calcite is dissolved or precipitated by groundwater. Acid rain mixed into groundwater hastens the rate at which calcite dissolves.
Most parts of Florida are known for suddenly gulping unsuspecting victims into the deep. Vast expanses of rock beneath Florida are dissolving. Rather than treating so much stone, it would be less of an engineering challenge to redirect or block water so that the damage is mitigated before it is too late to salvage populated areas. But the task requires special, high-strength water-tight rock that will endure for eons.
Roughly 60 percent of Missouri is underlain with limestone. The worst problem is undetected sinkholes in heavily populated areas. Broken sewer and water mains, and collapsing mines create sudden holes in the ground, too. Although these examples are not true sinkholes, they are dangerous and cause a great deal of property damage. Killer septic tanks are the stealthy culprits responsible for many missing pets, children and adults. Abandoned, corroded underground septic tanks sometimes collapse without warning. They swallow their victims whole and bury them alive in their own backyards.
Granite is impervious to water, so that it does not dissolve. It will instead serve as barriers that prevent water movement. Granite also tolerates acid rain very well over long periods. Granite has these qualities because it is siliceous rock.
It is a little-known fact that all pyramid stones tested by scientists have a strange quality. The Egyptian pyramids are about 95 percent limestone, with most of the rest granite. Egypt’s Great Pyramid towers at Giza, near Cairo. Giza bedrock is normal limestone, cemented by calcite. But pyramid limestone was anciently artificially altered so that it is siliceous. Like other siliceous rock, the limestone making up the Great Pyramid is impervious to water and acid rain.
The Great Sphinx at Giza was not altered this way. The Sphinx is rapidly decaying from salts, groundwater and pollution. The Sphinx is predicted to collapse within a couple of generations. The Great Pyramid was tested for the same kind of erosion as the Sphinx. But the Great Pyramid is predicted to remain standing for 100,000 years. Much slower erosion occurs because pyramid stone was altered to the harder siliceous limestone.
The Great Pyramid’s beautiful outer casing blocks were altered to siliceous limestone. So were the stones deeper in the structure. Thanks to many years of research by prestigious science institutions, the means by which the ancient Egyptians accomplished this ingenious geological metamorphism is understood by modern science.
The ancient process is not expensive. All of this means that our modern world has the technology to treat underground limestone so that it will not dissolve or be harmed by acidic waters. Producing the metamorphism from calcite limestone to superior siliceous limestone requires no special equipment or high temperatures. Water is no obstacle. This ancient Egyptian technology will work under water. Impervious rock barriers can be created to completely block or redirect underground water, too. Engineers can also take advantage of water pressure and gravity to create beautiful, decorative fountains where desired and direct water where it is wanted.
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Large regions of dissolved calcite-based rocks have presented our modern world with great challenges and terrible harm. But the Great Pyramids stand as an everlasting inspiration to human ingenuity and genius.
This special pyramid technology is being used in Europe and some other parts of the world. It’s not yet used in the U.S. People who live in areas riddled with sinkholes, water main breaks, exhausted mines, dangerous septic tanks and similar hazards are urged to learn enough about this topic to participate in discussions and decision-making so that these vulnerabilities are corrected before it is too late. Correcting these problems can create jobs and industry while preventing expensive catastrophes that drain national and state budgets.
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