In rocks the age of which are valued by one explorers as the Lower Cretaceous, and others - as the Odovician, a ferrous hammer had been found. It was discovered by Max Hahn in June, 1934 (under other data, 1936), when it fished (or travelled) with his family near London in Texas (USA). Attention of Hahn had been attracted by a block (or a concretion) of wethered rocks with a piece of a tree, sticking out of it, near a waterfall on Red Creek. Afterwards, when this rock was splitted (in 1946 or 1947), an octahedral ferrous hammer about 15 cm in length and nearby 2,5 cm in diameter was exposed. The wood handle had been partly coalificated and petrifacted and contained quartz and calcite crystals
See photos of petrified trees in the section "Park of fossilized trees in Pattaya (Thailand)"
The trials spent in Battelle Laboratory indicate to unusual composition of the hammer, consisting of 96 % of iron, 2,6 % of chlorine and 0,74 % of sulfur (not Carboneum). Test for strength had shown, that it was casting of excellent quality, free of any beads (bubbles) and inclusions. The unique layer of iron oxide which is not characteristic for the modern atmospheric environment, protected the hammer from rust. And notch made on the hammer in 1934 (or 1936) (with the help of rat-file) was not oxidised till now.
Rocks containing the hammer are semigrown together concretions of calcareous sandstones. Ann Cairns from the Geological Society of America cites data that in analogous rocks several miles upwards the brook the Lower Cretaceous fossils have been found out. And the rock is a part of the Lower Cretaceous Edwards Plateau which was formed 140 million years ago when dinosaurs dominated on the Earth.
For the sake of justice I will note that the spent determinations of absolute age of shavings of tree from the hammer handle (on Carbon isotopes) have shown that it is not older 700 years. In this connection, judgements of explorers concerning age of the hammer were divided. One of them prolong to consider it very ancient and refer to handle "impurity" by the modern processes of carbonification. Others consider that it had deposited together with a lime concretion no more than hundreds years ago (judgement more than disputable). But all explorers without exception acknowledge necessity of further examinations of this phenomenon. However, it is practically not realizable now because the hammer has been purchased by one American creation scientist who was not interested in determination both its ancient, and modern age.
The section "Collection of inexplicable things and facts"
© A.V. Koltypin, 2009 This text has been published in the almanac "Mysteries. Discoveries. Adventures", issue 1
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Read my works "Imprint of the “wheel” in the Carboniferous sandstones in a coalmine, Donetsk (Rostov region)", "Where have material remains of the ancients disappeared? They number in thousands!", "Fossil footprints of people and other reasonable beings in the Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic sediments"
Read also my works "Megalithic structures - erected before the Flood", "When megalithic structures were built?", "Why did so few remnants of highly developed civilizations save?", and a series of the works of ancient civilizations in the sections "Remains of Disappeared Civilizations", "How to Prove the Existence of Antediluvian Civilizations?" and "My Explorations"