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Bizarre circular UFO/Saucer shaped object found by a coal mining company in Siberia, Russia has archaeologists puzzled.
The company said two objects were found, but the first broke when being dug out by mining machines. The second was sported and rescued from the the digger bucket.
The object appears to be man made said one of the miners who found the strange objects.
Circular in shape and approx 1.2 meter in diameter and weighs about 440 pounds. The two objects where found around 40 meters below the surface, deeper than most mammoth finds which have been found at depths of just 25 meters, this means the object must be very old.
UFO mystery as miners unearth ‘ancient flying saucer’ in Siberia
Excavators in Russia have dug up a bizarre object that strongly resembles a UFO.
The object was discovered by a coal mining company in Siberia’s Kuznetsk Basin, during excavation work, reports Mirror. Adding to the mystery of how an object like that was found buried 40 metres under the ground, archaeologists called in to examine it, believe it’s a man-made object.
Excavator Boris Glazkov, 40, who found the object, said: “I have to say it wasn’t hard to see as it was really distinctive and large. I’ve never seen anything like this object, which is obviously man-made, here in the middle of nowhere before. It is a real mystery.”
His colleague, Arthur Presnyakov, 38, said: “There were actually two similar objects, but the first one broke as it was being pulled out of the ground by the excavator bucket. We thought we saw something sure, because it broke into pieces, but then when the second one appeared we stopped work and carefully removed it from the bucket.”
The Kuznetsk Basin (often abbreviated as Kuzbass or Kuzbas, Russian: Кузнецкий бассейн, Кузбасс) in southwestern Siberia, Russia, is one of the largest coal mining areas in the world, covering an area of around 27,000 square miles (70,000 km2). It lies in the Kuznetsk Depression between Tomsk and Novokuznetsk in the basin of the Tom River. From the south it borders the Abakan Range, from the west Salair Ridge, and Kuznetsky Alatau from the north.
It possesses some of the most extensive coal deposits anywhere in the world; coal-bearing seams extend over an area of 10,309 square miles (26,700 km2) and reach to a depth of 5,905 feet (1,800 m). Overall coal deposits are estimated at 725 billion tonnes. The region’s other industries, such as machine construction, chemicals and metallurgy, are based on coal mining.
During the Soviet era, the Kuznetsk Basin was second only to Ukraine’s Donets Basin in terms of regional coal production. Iron smelting began there as early as 1697 and coal was discovered in 1721, although it was not systematically mined until 1851. The late 19th century industrialisation of Russia prompted a rapid growth in the area’s industries, which was further boosted by the completion of the Trans-Siberian Railway. Under Joseph Stalin’s First Five-Year Plan, the Ural-Kuznetsk industrial combine was formed in the early 1930s. It became a centre for the production of iron and steel, zinc, aluminium, machinery and chemicals, with raw materials and finished products being shipped to and from sites in the Kuzbas and Urals. (Wikipedia)