Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Shades of Planet of the Apes

In the years 1991-1993, gold prospectors on the
small river Narada, on the eastern side of the
Ural mountains, have found unusual, mostly spiral-
shaped objects. The size of these things ranges
from a maximum of 3 cm (1.2 in.) down to an
incredible 0.003 mm, about 1/10,000th of an inch!
To date, these inexplicable artifacts have been
found in their thousands at various sites near
the rivers Narada, Kozhim, and Balbanyu, and also
by two smaller streams named Vtvisty and
Lapkhevozh, mostly at depths between 3 and 12
meters (10 and 40 ft.)

The spiral-form objects are composed of various
metals: the larger ones are of copper, while the
small and very small ones are of the rare metals
tungsten and molybdenum. Tungsten has a high
atomic weight, and is also very dense, with a
melting point of 3410 deg. C (6100 deg. F). It is
used principally for the hardening of special
steels, and in unalloyed form for the filaments
of light bulbs. Molybdenum also has a high
density, and a respectable melting point of 2650
deg. C (4740 deg. F). This metal too is used for
hardening steels and giving them corrosion-
resistant properties, these being used
principally for highly-stressed weapon parts and
vehicle armor.

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