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reply to post by zayonara
Where do you see signs of water having formed or in any way this?
Not in that photo. Look at the close detail photos. It looks like some sort of solidified mud flow.
reply to post by signalfire
If it is a saucer? Why can't they dig it out!?!? I am so lost?!? Just move the darn rocks!!
According to geophysicists, St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg, astroblemes (meteorite craters) have a very different shape, and Patom crater is not one of them, he added. Until recently, some scientists believed that the crater – a large ultra-dense footprint fall of the meteorite, which had gone underground, others – that the crater is a deep gas breakthrough, others – that it is a fragment of the Tunguska meteorite. Several scientific expeditions have been sent to the crater, but the nature of its origin remains a mystery.
The Patomskiy Crater can be found at:
Most likely, it is the result of a gas pocket being pushed toward the surface and then releasing pressure.
Point in case, the mud volcano that formed in Pakistan in September.
An earthquake pushed a giant pocket of Methane toward the surface, forming a new island.
In the case of the Patomskiy Crater, there was probably a seismic event in the area in the 1700's which pushed the pocket upward. In the 1840's, it probably erupted, spewing out gas and then imploding, leaving the mound in the center.
All Seeing Eye
Many times logical, natural explanations can be found, if we have the time in our life times. Sometimes to answer some questions we really need multiple life times to resolve riddles. But of course we only have one. One way around this is to read the writings of others in the past who have spent time on this or that subject. Sometimes this works, but its just not the same thing as being inside that persons head.
Since I doubt seriously anyone in the past has written about this mound, or how it came to be, we are left with the group think of places like ATS. ATS and other boards are in essence "Force Multipliers" when it comes to brain power.
Now in saying all that, what do we see? I see a unusual pile of what appears to be broken, bedrock. Maybe in time the Russians well drill a bore hole to examine the area below this formation, hopefully.
Someone earlier stated it looked like a TBM (Tunnel Boring Machine) may have created this pile. At this point you must ask yourself, is there any possibility that this formation is the result of some unknown natural process that could leave stones in this manner. At this point without any more information people must decide for themselves.
I personally do not feel "Mother Nature" could have been responsible. But then again in my very unique mind, I do not see Mother Nature as many others do. At any rate, I do not see this as a natural formation.
What I see is the result of a mining process that has not been identified to date. The amount of material present represents a shaft of about 20 Ft in diameter and 1 to 2 thousand feet deep. These are guesses by the way.
The pattern of the rocks reminds me of a fountain where the water is forced up and comes down in a circle pattern around the perimeter . As it was shut down what was left in the column fell straight back down and formed the dome shaped pile of rocks.
In as far as the equipment that was used in this operation, one could only imagine. But, I am left with the feeling that what ever did this, did this from the "Bottom Up".
interesting close up's
This is something boring, or drilling through from under neath. Could it be something natural, maybe.
reply to post by freestonew
here is a photo.