150,000-Year-Old Pipes in China

150,000-Year-Old Pipes Baffle Scientists in China: Out of Place in Time?

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Featured image: Baigong Cave, with photo of pipe in the bottom left. Source.

The article " 150,000-Year-Old Pipes Baffle Scientists in China: Out of Place in Time? " was first published by Epoch Times

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150,000 years ago pipe in China sounds about right. But I was looking for activity in china about 12,000 years ago....They both would be correct. 12,000 years ago, it was agricultural state...boy 150,000 years ago, it was high industry...can not say any more....thanks

Looking at various sites that deal with other 'pipes' in sandstone, there appears to be a natural explanation for these I am afraid...

Navajo "Pipes"

Natural concretionary pipe-like features, which are quite similar to the Baigong Pipes, occur in the Navajo Sandstone and other sandstones of Southwestern United States in the form of hematite "pipes". Hematite also occurs as other masses of diagenetic "ironstone" that exhibit a wide and amazing range of bizarre shapes, which can be described as both "strangely shaped stones" and "rusty scraps". For example, strangely shaped stones, pipe-like features, and other concretionary masses have been observed and described from the Navajo and other Jurassic sandstones within Utah and adjacent states. Brenda Beitler notes the presence of hollow "subhorizontal planar strata-bound pipes" and "vertical pipes", which have been created by the precipitation of hematite within the Navajo Sandstone. In addition, the bleached sandstone seen in the picture of the cave entrance is typical of sandstones, in which natural pipe-like features have been found. The pipe-like features are the result of natural self-organization processes, which occur during the precipitation of iron oxides within sedimentary rocks.

The reported composition of the rusty scraps, 30 percent ferric oxide and large amounts of silicon dioxide and calcium oxide, is consistent with the hematite masses found in the Navajo and other Jurassic sandstones in Utah and elsewhere in the Southwestern United States. The ferric oxide and large amounts of silicon dioxide is what a person would expect iron oxide cemented sandstone to consist of. Calcite and other carbonate cements and concretions are typically associated with the hematite masses in the Navajo and other sandstones and sedimentary rocks.

Louisiana "Cylinders"

Cylindrical structures very similar to the Baigong Pipes have also been found protruding from outcrops of Pliocene Citronelle Formation in the Florida parishes of Louisiana and in older Pleistocene fluvial sediments within South-central Louisiana. These structures are as much as 70 cm in diameter and 100 cm in depth. Detailed studies of these cylindrical structures found that they were created by the formation of ironstone rims around tap roots of pine trees by soil forming processes.

Description of the site appears to be an ancient reactor that was abandoned and decommissioned. Time has changed the site and neutralized the threat, but it seems too similar to Sandia's messaging to me:
http://www.wipp.energy.gov/picsprog/articles/wipp%20exhibit%20message%20...

" Exactly how much research did you do for this story?

Like how about in 2003, when they analyzed them and found them to be organic, and found evidence of tree rings in the surrounding mountain, and concluded that they were fossilized tree roots.

Which is why some are big, some are small, some are going to the water, some are not.

Also there is no pyramid there, the “pipes” as you call them, or “roots” as they actually are, were found in caves, on Mount Baigong, and the only reason people refer to a pyramid, is because after they found the roots, people jumped to crazy speculation mode. They say the top of the mountain “resembles a pyramid”. Yeah, I guess it does, in the same way nearly every mountain in the world resembles a pyramid. Look it up.

This amount of research took less time than it would have taken you to submit this article to BIN.

Try harder next time. "

I don’t think that smelted iron can be dated.
Most iron back then came from meteorites with an iron nickle mix.
Plus humans only mastered the technology of smelted iron after several millennia of bronze metallurgy.

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