Sunday, 14 April 2013

South Africa's mysterious 2.8 billion year-old Klerksdorp Spheres

2.8 Billion Year Old Metallic Spheres Found in Transvaal, South Africa

Klerksdorp spheres are small, rounded, disc-shaped rocks found in a single mine in South Africa. They’re described as being perfectly concentric, hard as steel and balanced to a degree that not even NASA can calculate. In fact, NASA has allegedly said that they could only have been constructed in a zero-gravity environment. Also, they’ve been carbon-dated as being nearly 3 billion years old. Speculation about their creators ranges from an ancient but unspeakably advanced ancestor of humanity to aliens to the followers of the Mighty Klerksdorp, He Who Devours.

For more than three decades, miners at the Wonderstone Silver Mine near Ottosdal in the Western Transvaal, South Africa, have been extracting out of deep rock several strange metallic spheroids. So far at least 200 have been found.

In 1979, several were closely examined by J.R. McIver, professor of geology at the University of Witwaterstand in Johannesburg, and geologist professor Andries Bisschoff of Potsshefstroom University.

The metallic spheroids look like flattened globes, averaging 1 to 4 inches in diameter, and their exteriors usually are colored steel-blue with a reddish reflection, and embedded in the metal are tiny flecks of white fibers. They are made of a nickel-steel alloy which does not occur naturally, and is of a composition that rules out meteoric origin. Some have only a thin shell a quarter of an inch thick, and when broken open are found filled with a strange spongy material that disintegrates into dust on contact with the air.

What makes all this very remarkable is that the spheroids were mined out of a layer of pyrophyllite rock, dated both geologically and by various radio-isotope dating techniques to at least 2.8 billion years old.

Adding mystery to mystery, Roelf Marx, curator of the South African Klerksdorp Museum, has discovered that the spheroid he has on exhibit slowly rotates on its axis by its own power, while locked in its display case and free of outside vibrations. They rotate completely, twice a year, on their own axis. Read more about it at "A Concentric Ringed / Grooved Mystery Spheroid"


"It turned out that the balance is so fine, it exceeded the limit of their measuring technology and these are the guys (California Space Institute at the University of California) who make gyrocompasses for NASA. The stone is balanced to within one-hundred thousandths of an inch from absolute perfection," - Mr. John Hund

Image of the so called "Klerksdorp Spheres"

The "Klerksdorp Spheres" remain a mystery.....

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