I have posted a pic and description of an odd phenomenon and I wonder if
anyone has suggestions as to how the described item was formed . . .
man-made, natural or cosmological? And no, this is NOT a hoax -- the
picture is real and the description is as accurate and honest as I can
make it. For a look at it, go to
It may be nothing more than something dumped on the location by someone
involved in iron or steel production, but it's more than a little
strange. The fellow who found these things collected six or seven of
them, but many times that were lying in situ, scattered (not piled), but
reasonably close together within perhaps fifty square yards (five yards
by ten perhaps, or longer but narrower?). The one pictured does NOT
look like a casting, although the texture might be similar to a good
quality casting. I had wondered whether they might perhaps have been
billets used in a forging operation of some past day . . . except they
were all different sizes. Doesn't seem AT ALL likely that such could
have been projectiles like lava bombs which fell into a primal sea and
cooled quickly, forming nicely smooth iron "drops" before they hit
bottom -- but that's one idea, anyway. I'm trying to convince the owner
to take it to a university geology deparment to have it sawed in half
with their diamond saw. I'd like to see if there is any kind of
internal structure, crystaline, layer or otherwise.
Anybody have a suggestion?
- posted 16 years ago