This find, in fact, unusual and incredible, has long been considered one of the strongest evidences of a highly developed civilization that existed before humans. It was not made entirely by accident: three friends were looking for semi-precious and ornamental stones in the Koso mountains (USA, California).
"Internals" of a geode (or geodes - and so, and so right)
Their names were Mike Macsell, Wallace Lane and Virginia Max. In February 1961, they hunted for geodes, at the very top of the peak, at an altitude of about one thousand three hundred meters. After collecting these "earth-like" formations near Lake Owens, the friends returned home. Many of the "stone hunters" saw the finds on the spot so as not to carry extra weight, but friends had their own LM&V gift shop, and they hoped to "attach" all the finds.
While trying to cut one geode that did not stand out from the rest, Mike Maxsell broke the diamond blade on the saw. After carefully finishing, Mike discovered that there were no voids or crystals inside the geode. Instead, there was a ceramic-like object with a light metal core (about two mm in diameter). The object was in the shape of a cylinder (eighteen mm in diameter) and was perfectly rounded. An oxidized copper hexagon encircled the cylinder.
The find, similar to modern spark plugs used in internal combustion engines, of course, aroused interest and was shown to one geologist, whose name is unknown (friends claimed that he was very famous). A specialist, having examined the find and the surrounding rock, made an amazing discovery - everything turned out that the age of the find was about half a million years!
In May of the same year, the Desert Magazine published a note about this incredible find, after which Ron Kales took up its study, who took X-rays from all sides and angles, confirming that the find is most like a spark plug and looks like it.
Geode, Roaspil and Candle X-rays
For public viewing, the unusual "spark plug" was exhibited in 1963 at the California Museum of Independence. The owner of the find was then one of those who found it in the Koso mountains - W. Lane. He, three months later, took the "artifact" home and kept it at home, refusing to sell (even for twenty-five thousand dollars). The trail of an unusual "candle" is lost in 1969. But interest did not disappear.
The writer Pierre Stromberg and his friend, geologist Paul Heinrich, decided to investigate what was left of the evidence for the Kosovo spark plug. They sent four copies of X-ray "photos" of the find to four automotive experts and received the same answers - this is a spark plug from "Ford-T", produced in the 20s of the twentieth century.
Saw cut of the Yakosovsky geode and a candle from the "Ford-T" of the 20s of the 20th century
Stromberg and Heinrich found and spoke with people who saw the find "live". They said that the geode inside was unusual, filled not with hard formations, but rather plastic, soft ones. And the researchers offered their own version of the appearance of the "five-thousand-year-old spark plug": during mining at the beginning of the century, the thrown-out candle ended up in a mixed garbage-shells, dirt and other things, which, "petrified" for forty years, gave birth to one of the incredible finds.