Strange fossils in the Kotovsky district. Dinosaur eggs or not? — The investigation.
The end of last week brought a sensation in the Volgograd region: in the village Wet Olkhovka Kotovsky district discovered dinosaur eggs.
Discovery is really amazing. In a small area, in shallow gullies, after the collapse of soil during floods, it seemed to light 15 fossils the shape of an egg. They have a diameter of 1-1,2 meters. True, some of them not so similar to “eggs” — one fossil has the form of dumbbells, in which two balls connected by a crosspiece. Unfortunately, it is almost completely placed in the ground, so to consider it thoroughly is not possible.
— Specialist from Moscow, arrived at the scene of the discovery, suggested that this dinosaur eggs, said local boys and boasted . — They cost 500 thousand rubles.
This conclusion has sparked skepticism among scientists. The fact that the largest found a dinosaur egg does not exceed 30 cm in length. The kid hatching from it, too, was small — he had to grow very quickly to reach the size of an adult specimen.
— It seems to me that these fossils are not similar to the eggs of ancient reptiles — Leonid doubts Smelov . — On the territory of the Volgograd region was lapping a warm prehistoric sea, so there are more likely to find the remains of marine reptiles, like ichthyosaurs.Such remains, in particular, found Alexander Yarkov — member of the paleontological society at the Russian Academy of Sciences, the teacher of the Volga humanitarian Institute. He put forward the theory that the fossils in Wet Olhovka, it is likely the lime formation. Although it would probably not limestone, but something like iron ore.
“This may be the result of ancient sea plants”, he suggested other members of the expedition . There are other options: outputs an iron rock that somehow had formed round balls. Indeed, iron in the form of brightly coloured scree and “rusty” the fragments of rock is full of them. Apparently, so is popular alien version — saying it was the place of death of an alien spaceship, and the balls are something like shells. A the bomb-Bay!
In favor of the “iron” hypothesis says that, it reveals a former Director of the Museum Makroelementnogo Basil Cellar. He is sure that the mysterious balls of half the height of a man — the effects of geological excavations that took place here in the late 40-ies, when the area was discovered deposits of iron ore.
Iron appears on the surface is often very strange way. So, the slopes are visible in some curves — this is a yellow clay, which, as if enclosed in a petrified iron “pipe”. The clay constantly wet, as if to “iron pipe” is constantly flowing moisture.
Today, the place of discovery of prehistoric fossils is very popular, all excited to shoot next to the relics. Several ravines with rocks and fossils converge into one, forming a kind of gallery on which visitors walk. If it weren’t for the mosquitoes, generally the inspection could have turned into one of the most pleasant pastimes in the territory of the Volgograd region. In any case, the finding of fossils is very important. Of course, these “eggs” have scientific value, and in some countries aesthetic. For example, in China these jobs cost a lot of money. It is unfortunate that some careless “tourists” are pretty rough to fossils, causing them irreparable harm.
It is known that similar findings in the Kotovsky district had already taken place in the postwar years. But what it is. A question that can be definitively answered only after scientists conduct special studies.