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Bottled 145 Million Year Old Water? World’s Oldest Water Found in Our Backyard

It is doubtful that this 145 million year old salty water would quench much of a thirst. Under the dust of America’s backyard is an ancient underground bowl of water that may hold the key to the Earths development. US Geological Survey (USGS) scientists believe they found water so old it may unlock mysterious creatures unknown. Located under the Chesapeake Bay in the U.S. is the world’s oldest body of salt water. Dating back 100 to 145 million years old it is an amazing discovery just a mile underground. Sometime around 35 million years ago, a large piece of ice or rock slammed into the Cape Charles seafloor and dug out a 56-mile wide hole. It is believed that this disturbance pushed additional rocks and sediment over the ancient water and covered it from the main body.  Even though the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program originally drilled in 2005, it took a number of years to analyze the water.   They used chloride and bromide to understand the date and