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The return of the Salzburg Meteorite in 2017

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No. But there is on the Internet the text of this meteorite museum in Austrian. I translated it into English by Google Translator. 

If you can, remount my post. English this text above, Austrian video below. I am Russian and am confused about the control panel.

https://kollektiv.org/der-salzburger-eisenwuerfel/   November 10, 2017  In the local history museum in Vöcklabruck, the historian Mag. Gabriele Lukacs discovered the enigmatic iron cube, which had been lost for a long time. It is an artificially worked piece of iron that was found in a 10 million year old piece of coal. The artifact has already endured several analyzes and researchers are still at odds about what it was originally.

Camera: Tomas Hrico

More information about the mysterious find is available in Reinhard Habeck's new book "Mysteriöse Museumschätze", published in November 2017 by Styria Verlag: http://amzn.to/2yRDymW

http://www.sagen.at/fotos/showphoto.php/photo/248 The Vöcklabruck meteorite, also: Salzburg iron cube  Administrator Registered: April 2005 A meteorite that may have fallen on Vöcklabruck.
The nature of the material is unclear.
The meteorite is in the Heimathaus Vöcklabruck.

Reinhard Habeck writes:
"An example of puzzling artifacts is the" Salzburg iron cube "from 1885. Isidor Braun from Vöcklabruck in Upper Austria discovered the foreign body in a coal piece that was at least 10 million years old. The unique specimen, which was apparently artificially processed, measures 7 by 7 by 4 centimeters The fact that it could be a meteorite, as initially assumed, could be ruled out by analyzes by the physicist Karl Gurls. The history of the controversial subject is in an issue of the London science magazine "Nature", year 1886, and the Parisian "L'Astronomie" documented from 1887. [...] Skeptics consider the "Salzburger Würfel" to be a "freak of nature" or an ordinary iron lump from an industrial machine - bad luck that this piece of evidence is no longer available for research purposes It was exhibited in a Salzburg museum from 1886 to 1910. At the end of World War II, it was lost the traces are etched. Decades later, the relic is said to have been kept in the Upper Austrian State Museum in Linz and then in the Vöcklabruck Local History Museum. For several decades the abnormal thing has again been undetectable. "
(Source: Reinhard Habeck, Mysterious Austria, Vienna 2006, p. 13)

© Wolfgang Morscher, July 26, 2003.


The Wolfsegg Iron, also known as the Salzburg Cube, is a small cuboid mass of iron that was found buried in Tertiary lignite in Wolfsegg am Hausruck, Austria, in 1885.[1] It weighs 785 grams and measures 67 mm × 67 mm × 47 mm. Four of its sides are roughly flat, while the two remaining sides (opposite each other) are convex. A fairly deep groove is incised all the way around the object, about mid-way up its height.[2][3]

The Wolfsegg Iron became notable when it was claimed to be an out-of-place artifact: a worked iron cube found buried in a 20-million-year-old coal seam. It was originally identified by scientists as being of meteoric origin,[2] a suggestion later ruled out by analysis.[citation needed] It seems most likely that it is a piece of cast iron used as ballast in mining machinery, deposited during mining efforts before it was found apparently within the seam.[citation needed

Early descriptions of the object appeared in contemporary editions of the scientific journals Nature and L'Astronomie, the object identified by scientists as being a fossil meteorite. It was reported that the object was discovered when a workman at the Braun iron foundry in Schöndorf, Austria, was breaking up a block of lignite that had been mined at Wolfsegg. In 1886, mining engineer Adolf Gurlt reported on the object to the Natural History Society of Bonn, noting that the object was coated with a thin layer of rust, was made of iron, and had a specific gravity of 7.75.[2][3]

A plaster cast was made of the object shortly before the end of the 19th century, as the original had suffered from being handled, and had had samples cut from it by researchers.

The object was analysed in 1966–1967 by the Vienna Naturhistorisches Museum using electron beam micro-analysis,[citation needed] which found no traces of nickel, chromium or cobalt in the iron, suggesting that it was not of meteoric origin, while the lack of sulfur indicated that it is not a pyrite.[citation needed] Because of its low magnesium content, Dr. Gero Kurat of the museum and Dr. Rudolf Grill of the Federal Geological Office in Vienna thought that it might be cast iron, Grill suggesting that similar rough lumps had been used as ballast in early mining machinery.[citation needed]

The cast is currently kept in the Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseen in Linz, Austria, where the original object was also exhibited from 1950 to 1958,[citation needed] while the original cuboid is held by the Heimathaus Museum of Vöcklabruck, Austria.[

The Wolfsegg Iron is claimed by some as an out-of-place artifact (OOPArt), and it is often stated as a fact in paranormal literature that it disappeared without trace in 1910, from the Salzburg Museum.[4][5] In fact, as mentioned above, it is at the Heimathaus Museum in Vöcklabruck, Austria, which is where the above photo was taken. It has also erroneously been described as "a perfectly machined steel cube".[6]



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