Crawling around the interwebs again today when I found this article discussing an object found by someone in Russia that was getting coal for his
fire, while finding this bizarre object that looks manufactured and seems to resemble teeth from a gear. I thought it was interesting and decide to
post it here.
Lighting the fire during a cold winter evening a resident of Vladivostok found a rail-shaped metal detail which was pressed in one of the pieces
of coal that the man used to heat his home. Mesmerized by his discovery, the responsible citizen decided to seek help from the scientists of Primorye
region. After the metal object was studied by the leading experts the man was shocked to learn about the assumed age of his discovery. The metal
detail was supposedly 300 million years old and yet the scientists suggest that it was not created by nature but was rather manufactured by
The metal detail which was recently found by Vladivostok resident is yet another discovery which perplexed the scientists. The coal in which the
metal object was pressed was delivered to Primorye from Chernogorodskiy mines of Khakasia region. Knowing that the coal deposits of this region date
300 million years back, Russian experts inferred that the metal detail found in these deposits must be an age-mate of the coal.
A reasonable assumption, I believe - seeing that this object was found in an area where coal deposits date back 300 million years.
When geologists broke the piece of coal in which the metal object was pressed into and spot-treated in with special chemical agents, it turned out
that the metal detail was unusually light and soft. No more than seven centimeters long, the object was found to be composed of 98 percent aluminum
and 2 percent magnesium. On the one hand, such an alloy stalled the scientists because nearly pure aluminum is very rarely found in nature. Thus, the
detail was most definitely created artificially. On the other hand, however, when it became clear that the object was made from aluminum-magnesium
alloy the experts quickly found an answer to the question of how a metal detail could withstand the ravages of time so well. The scientists explained
that pure aluminum is increasingly prone to oxidation which contributes to the creation of a special layer protecting it from further corrosion. As a
result, the metal detail made 98 percent from aluminum can endure not only high pressure but also heat and other severe natural conditions.
As a fabricator by trade, I know that finding pure aluminium is not an easy feat; it is rare indeed. Seeing that this fragment is 98% pure aluminium
is odd, if the dating methods are correct.
The last property of the object that puzzled the scientists was its distinctive shape which was reminiscent of a modern tooth-wheel. It is hard to
imagine that an object could take regular shape of a tooth-wheel with six identical ‘teeth’ naturally. Moreover, the intervals between the
‘teeth’ of the gear are curiously large in relation to the size of the ‘teeth’ themselves which might mean that the detail was a part of a
complicated mechanism. Nowadays, such ‘spare parts’ are used in construction of microscopes and other mechanical appliances. This poses yet
another unanswerable question to the modern scientists: how can the metal tooth-wheel be 300 million years old if the regular-shaped ‘wheel’
itself was created by man millions of years later. After the discovery came public, conspirators were quick to dub it ‘a UFO tooth-wheel’.
I figured that some sort of "alien" theory might be offered as some sort of explanation for this find. I don't necessarily believe that though. I do
think it is interesting however that this was found in an area with dated 300 million year old cold deposits and is somehow remarkably almost pure
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