A wheel that’s over 300 million years old?

A wheel that’s over 300 million years old?

A wheel that’s over 300 million years old? Most scientists believe that Earth was so young 300 million years ago that the first terrestrial species did not evolve at all. A strange item was discovered down a coal mine in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk in 2008. 

Due to the nature of the sandstone in which it was embedded, the intriguing device like an antique wheel stays in situ down the mine. 

Without being able to definitively date the strata in which the fossilised wheel print was discovered, it has been noted that the Rostov region surrounding Donetsk is situated on Carboniferous rock dated between 360-300 million years ago, and the widely distributed coking coals have derived from the middle to late Carboniferous, implying that the imprint could be around 300 million years old. 

This would imply that an actual wheel became stuck millions of years ago and dissolved over time as a result of diagenesis, a process in which sediments are lithified into sedimentary rocks, as is usual with fossil remnants.

  • If that’s the case, how do you explain the discovery of a gear change, a common machine component, embedded in a 300-million-year-old lump of coal in Russia? 
  • Is this artefact properly identified? 
  • And, if that’s the case, who could have done it? 
  • And for what purpose? 

According to Komsomolskaya Pravda, Dmitry, a resident of Vladivostok near the Chinese and North Korean borders, observed something odd about a chunk of coal he had bought to heat his house during the winter. A metal-looking rod was crushed against the coal, prompting Dmitry to contact the biologist Valery Brier in the Primorye coastline region.

The initial investigation of the strange object led investigators to conclude that it resembled a man-made metal rail. “It looked like components from microscopes and other technological and electronic gear,” Komsomolskaya Pravda reported. 

The coal in question came from the Chernogorodskiy mines in the Khakasis district. According to the Voice of Russia, a Russian foreign broadcasting station, because coal deposits in this section of the country may stretch back 300 million years, specialists believe the unusual bit of metal discovered in the coal must be as old as the deposits. 

The Voice of Russia added: “The geologists discovered that the metallic detail was particularly light and soft after breaking the piece of coal in which the metal object was pressed and treating it with specific chemical agents. It was discovered to be made up of 98 percent aluminium and 2 percent magnesium “, which implied that the metallic object was formed intentionally.

According to The Voice of Russia, another feature of the artefact that piqued the experts’ interest was “its unusual shape, suggestive of a modern cogwheel.” “It’s difficult to conceive a thing naturally adopting the regular shape of a cogwheel with six ‘similar teeth.'” 

But who made this supposedly metallic object 300 million years ago, when there were no humans on the planet?. Even Komsomolskaya Pravda hinted at a mysterious provenance for this piece of metal.

According to a scientist, geologist Sharon Hill, it is a natural crystal formation, but, as is customary in similar cases, the extreme speculative and theatrical interpretation is promoted over any consideration of a factual explanation. According to the Voice of Russia, Russian specialists will not draw any conclusions and will continue to test the metallic object. What are your thoughts? Please leave a remark!

3 thoughts on “A wheel that’s over 300 million years old?”

  1. There are many discovered artifacts that seem out of place. Maybe there was an ancient civilisation that became extinct because of some global catastrophe and only a few items remain for us to ponder over.


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