Ancient nanostructures found in Ural mountains

Ancient nanostructures found in Ural mountains are out of place and time


By Leonardo Vinti / Epoch Times

An Oopart (out of place artifact) is a term applied to dozens of prehistoric objects found in various places around the world that, given their level of technology, are completely at odds with their determined age based on physical, chemical, and/or geological evidence. Ooparts often are frustrating to conventional scientists and a delight to adventurous investigators and individuals interested in alternative scientific theories.

In 1991, the appearance of extremely tiny, coil-shaped artifacts found near the banks of Russia’s Kozhim, Narada, and Balbanyu rivers brought about a debate that has continued to this day. These mysterious and minuscule structures suggest that there may have been a culture capable of developing nanotechnology 300,000 years ago.

These manufactured coils were initially discovered during geological research associated with the extraction of gold in the Ural mountains. These pieces include coils, spirals, shafts, and other unidentified components.

Russia’s Ural Mountains

The ancient coil-shaped artifacts were found in Russia’s Ural Mountains. Image source .

According to an analysis from the Russian Academy of Sciences in Syktyvkar, the largest pieces found are mostly copper, while the smallest are made of tungsten and molybdenum.



While the largest of these objects measure 1.18 inches, the smallest are only 1/10,000th of an inch, and many exhibit Golden Mean proportions. Their shape suggests that they are manufactured and not naturally occurring metal fragments. In fact, they have been found to closely resemble the same miniature components of contemporary nanotechnology.

A magnified image of one of the nano coils found in the Ural Mountains

A magnified image of one of the nano coils found in the Ural Mountains. Photo credit: Mysteries of the World, Herbert Genzmer and Ulrich Hellenbrand

Though some have asserted that these tiny structures are merely debris left behind from test rockets being launched from nearby Plesetsk space station, a report from the Moscow Institute determined that they are far too old to have come from modern manufacturing.

In 1996, Dr. E.W. Matvejeva, from the Central Scientific Research Department of Geology and Exploitation of Precious Metals in Moscow, writes that, despite being thousands of years old, the components are of a technological origin.

The pieces were found at a depth between 10 and 40 feet, in a geological stratus between 20,000 and 318,000 years old.

How were humans able to manufacture such tiny components in the distant past, and what were they used for? Some believe that the coils prove the human race enjoyed a sophisticated level of technology in the Pleistocene era, while others assert that the findings are the work of extra-terrestrials.

The artifacts have been studied at four different facilities in Helsinki, St. Petersburg, and Moscow. However, further research into these tiny structures seems to have ended in 1999 with the death of Dr. Johannes Fiebag, a principal researcher of the find.

The article ‘ Russia’s ancient nanostructures’ was originally published on The Epoch Times and has been republished with permission.

Featured image: The nano spirals found in the Ural Mountains. Image source .


Doing some searching, I think this book on this site was the original source of the news article:

The whole thing is probably a hoax and the person in the original story does exist but is the head of some UFO investigation group in Russia...

I wouldn't believe any of it. It sounds all made up.

I was in Moscow when this story broke. The Russians were mining alluvial gold from a river bed and every hour or so they would bag a sample to send to Moscow for analysis. So one day the lab sends a message to the field "very funny--knock it off" and the field says we don't know what you are talking about. A tech from the lab goes to the field and witnesses samples being taken and takes them back to the lab where the find was confirmed. Some of the photos showed cracks on the OD of the coil where it was stressed when being wound, you can see striations from the die. Check out the melting point of tungsten and moly---you can't get there by burning conventional fuels.

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and more evidence that we were not the first to evolve here.. and at the rate were going… probly the last:/

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Hello Kingy, 

The problem, I believe, is that you are searching in English rather than Russian. Here is the Research Department: 




There doesn't appear to be any credible evidence for what is claimed in this article.

The "Central Scientific Research Department of Geology and Exploitation of Precious Metals" appears to just be a made-up name, and Dr Matvejeva also appears to be a made-up name. There are no references to either on google, except to other sites that have just copy/pasted the original story.

There is nothing mentioned about how they got the date for it. It just sounds like someone just made up a story and lots of people blindly believed it and posted it on their own sites. It is interesting that the people that claim to not believe the currently accepted, evidence-based, peer-reviewed science, are quite happy with believing what some guy on the internet reckons.

Sounds like a hoax to me.


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