500 Million Year Old Zinc Vase Dynamited Out Of Rock Face
Published on Feb 2, 2017
Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA, In 1852, at meeting house quart, workers were using dynamite to break up the bedrock when an explosion threw an artefact into the light of day after spending many thousands of years under the earth. According to geologists, the Roxbury rock, in which this mysterious artefact was embedded, has been dated as having accumulated between 570 and 593 million years ago during the Ediacaran Period. Imagine their surprise, when workers spotted a metallic object amongst the debris of the explosion, still partially embedded in a chunk of rock, and now sheered into two pieces from the forces of the blast. A zinc vase covered in flower decorations painted in solid silver. T bell shaped pot is around 4 and a half inches tall and about 6 and a half inches long, as was noted as being exquisitely made. The age of the vase has been heavily debated amongst specialists, with many struggling to produce ages smaller than 100 thousand years. additionally, the species of flowers and plants that are illustrated upon the vase, also went extinct over 100,000 years ago. Not surprisingly, but rather predictably, the pot along with all authenticated documentation regarding its discovery, mysteriously vanished without trace shortly before a full investigation into its amazing history could take place. Who made tis amazing artefact, when was it made? If we go by te age of te roc in which it was discovered, it is amazingly over 500 million years old, as its made from solid zinc, it could be. The initial discovery was covered on June 5th in 1852, from the publication of the magazine Scientific American. Which confirms its authenticity, as indeed being found embedded in the solid ancient stone, 30 feet below the surface. But shortly after this coverage, like so many other amazing objects found around the world vanished without trace.