Saturday, July 26, 2014

Klerksdorp Spheres – Inexplicable Out of Space Artefacts

Klerksdorp Spheres
Spheres have been found in the mines of South Africa and have been the cause of curiosity for several researchers for many years.

The Klerksdorp spheres are small objects which are spherical to disc shape and have been collected by miners and others from three billion year old pyrophyllite deposits that have been mined by Wonderstone Ltd; near Ottosdal, in South Africa.

These spheres have been considered as inexplicable out of place artefacts which could only have been created by intelligent beings.

Klerksdorp Spheres
Geologists who have researched on these objects are of the opinion that the objects are not manufactured but are rather the outcome of natural processes. The Klerksdorp spheres range in diameter from 0.5 to 10 cm.

As indicated by geologist Paul V. Heinrich they vary widely in shape from either approximate or flattened spheres to well created discs which are inter-grown.With the help of petrographic and x-ray diffraction analyses of the specimens of the objects, Heinrich discovered that they consisted either of hematite or wollastonite mixed with small amounts of hematite and goethite.

From observations done by Cairncross and Nel together with others, it indicated that most of the Klerksdorp spheres that were found in unaltered pyrophyllite comprised of pyrite.

Well Defined Radical Structure

Klerksdorp Spheres
The colour ranged from dark reddish brown, red to dusky red from the specimens that were studied by Heinrich but the colour of objects composed of pyrite is unknown. The specimens of these objects were cut open by Heinrich which portrayed a well-defined radial structure terminating on either the centre or centres of a Klerksdorp sphere and some of them showed well defined and parallel latitudinal ridges or grooves.

Specimens which also consistedof inter-grown flattened sphered, portrayed such grooves. Some of these spheres are elliptical in shape having rough ridges surrounding its centre though some tend to be so balanced in shape and proportion that the grooves around them seems straight and hand carved which makes it unlikely that they were naturally formed.


Klerksdorp Spheres
The Klerksdorp Museum, in 2002, had posted a letter from John Hund of Pietersburg of South Africa on its website claiming that the spheres were tested at the California Space Institute and scientist had concluded that its balance was so fine, it exceeded the limit of their measuring technology and it was within one hundred thousandth of an inch from absolute perfection.

However the claim that was made in the letter was not verified according to Heinrich and the same was later removed. Heinrich did not discover any perfect balance and shape in the South African spheres that he studied. In Utah, identical spheres were also found which were about two million years old and were known as Moqui marbles or Moqui balls.

They had a sandy interior with a hard, circular exterior made up of iron oxide and Heinrich’s research on one of the Klerksdorp spheres indicated it to be made of hematite which is a mineral form of iron oxide. He also found another sphere which consisted of the mineral wollastonite together with hematite and goethite, a kind of hydrated iron oxide.

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