Thursday, September 24, 2009

MFS - Strange But True - Things / Other 7


The Wolfsegg Iron, also known as the The Salzburg Cube, is a small cuboid mass of iron that was found buried in Tertiary lignite (often referred to as brown coal, or Rosebud coal ) in Wolfsegg, Austria, in 1885. It weighs 785 grams and measures 67 x 67 x 47mm. Four of its sides are roughly flat, while the two remaining sides (opposite each other) are convex. A fairly deep groove is incised all the way around the object, about mid-way up its height.
Originally identified as being of meteoric origin, a suggestion later ruled out by analysis.

Read more about it on MFS.


  1. This is sooo J.L. Borges!!!

    And... I love your blog. There is so much to read I don't know where to start. The world is full of strangeness and mystery, completely unexplained by science... in fact, science wants us to think that everything is already explained and known. When the truth is...???

  2. Hi Elaine.
    thank you for your nice comment.
    I wouldn't call myself another J.L.Borges ,but yes there's so much out there that traditional sience can't really explain or do explain with a dogma "take it or leave it".
    I believe each one of us can make up his own mind ,but there's a book that i really recommend to read "Gods of the new Millinium" for me it's one of the best books on the market about the creation of mankind ,it deals also with early civilisation (Sumerian) and their "Gods" a must read.

  3. So, I don't understand.. Was the wolfegg manmade by blasting (an acciedent) or is it still a mystery?

    it looks so weird. I have seen iron ore before and used coal and it doesn't look like either of those things.


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