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    Ancient statue discovered by Nazis is made from meteorite

    It doesn't get more Indiana Jones than this, here's todays article on the Beeb...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19735959

    Ancient statue discovered by Nazis is made from meteorite


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    Whoa that's really cool, thanks for sharing

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    Wow. That really sounds like something from Indiana Jones-type fiction.

    I'm imagining that thing being put into an MRI machine and causing an EMP the size of a city block. I don't know why, it's just an image.

    You wouldn't have that thing anywhere NEAR an MRI in real life.
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    how the heck do you carve iron?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velocity Kendall View Post
    how the heck do you carve iron?
    With a plasma rifle in the fifty watt range

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velocity Kendall View Post
    how the heck do you carve iron?
    With diamond chisels!

    Actually it looks like iron (not steel) is only a 5 on the Mohr hardness scale so anything from quartz up should be able to mark it.
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    So.. *cough* What is he holding?

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    Oh yeah good point about the Mohr. I checked and you were right on the money, 5 to 5.5.
    I wonder the story of the original rock. Ive seen nickle iron meteors in museums in their natural matrix and they look amazing; some parts are shiny some are heavily ablated and some are just rocky from the ground they landed in. The look really sweet. It was probably important for a long time before whichever forgotten genius carved it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taenite

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    his big old prayer balls
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