posted on Aug, 27 2008 @ 02:31 PM
Originally posted by Badge01
Looking at the photo of objects attracted to the stone, I noted that several things not normally magnetic are depicted as attracted.
Looking forward to seeing the video of the analysis.
Thanks for posting.
Edit: (I tested my car keys and none of them are magnetic. Those screws are usually not magnetic, either (zinc?))
I'm interested in what exactly is being attracted to that rock as well. For example, is that ring made of a solid gold alloy? If so, it certainly
shouldn't be attracted to a magnet, being non-ferrous and all.
I have at least one key that is magnetic (a chrome-plated steel Nintendo key to an old Nintendo-manufactured coin-op arcade machine). However, most
keys are not, as they are often made of "pot metal" or brass.
Most screws are magnetic, especially the type which is in that picture, which looks like a sheetrock or deck screw.
BTW, the thing you labeled as possibly being a piece of glass looks like a clear plastic thumb tack to me, in which case, the needle part would be
attracted to a magnet.
If that rock is really attracting non-ferrous materials, then it is like the "magnetism" that the "crystal skulls" displayed in the new Indiana
Jones movie, which I scoffed at.
[edit on 8/27/2008 by MaximRecoil]