“The Wolfsegg Iron, also known as The Salzburg Cube, is a small cuboid mass of iron that was found buried in Tertiary lignite in Wolfseff am Hausruck, Austria, in 1885. It weighs 785 grams and measures 67 x 67 x 47mm. 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.
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In reality it is not a cube proper, but rather, a parallelepiped, which gets its name from its discoverer, Dr. Gurlt, who found it in the 19th century in an old coal mine.
This prodigy, found by Gurlt (estimated to be 2,000,000 years old) was worked with a machine and technical means very close to our current time.
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,
It was the year 1886 when Dr. Gurlt publicly released his work entitled “Fossil Meteorite Found in coal” (C.Gurlt. Nature, 35, 36, 1886). In this writing he talked about the discovery made a year earlier in Germany.
According to reports, the cube was attached to the depths of the coal mine and its antiquity dates back to the TERTIARY ERA.