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Posted: 11/26/20 02:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pnichols wrote:

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schlep1967 wrote:

Didn't some billionaire hide something worth a lot of money out there somewhere? Mabey they found it and don't realize it.

Yes, I think you are right.

That thing is actually solid platinum.
It weighs 486 pounds 12 ounces.
So based on the above figures at todays market value of $939.29 an ounce, that thing is worth a cool $7,315,190.52.

Nice find!


486 pounds and 12 onces of solid platinum!!!??? For lack of a better reaction - that's not possible ... with platinum worth over $950 per ounce.

I suspect hardwood painted with silver paint as more likely what it's made of! [emoticon]

P.S. Could a 1-ton dually 4X4 PU even carry 486 pounds and 12 onces - plus the crane - plus the backhoe - out there (unnoticed) so as to deal with setting that thing up vertically stable? I think not - but maybe another cup of coffee will help me think more clearly.

Have another coffee, that whole thing was a joke I made up on the fly!! HAHA!
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Posted: 11/26/20 03:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Assuming the above ground is 16" x 16" x 144" gives 36,864 cu-in

Each cu-in is 11.31 troy oz. so close to 417,000 oz.

Troy oz is about $950 so closer to $400 million

That is just the portion above ground....


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A boondocking power pedestal.


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There was a news story on tv about it recently that said it was made of stainless steel.


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Posted: 11/28/20 10:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bird Freak wrote:

There was a news story on tv about it recently that said it was made of stainless steel.


Stainless steel = heavvvvyyyy!!! (Not to mention, still VERY EXPENSIVE.)

Here's a clip from my earlier post in this thread:

"Could a 1-ton dually 4X4 PU even carry 486 pounds and 12 onces - plus the crane - plus the backhoe - out there (unnoticed) so as to deal with setting that thing up vertically stable?"


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...and now it's gone! ??


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Yep. Gone. It's now on Jupiter. (Probably one of Jupiter's moons? That is one of the mysteries surrounding that movie -- they went to Jupiter to re-find the monolith, but Jupiter has a gaseous atmosphere -- no place to land the spacecraft. So was it on a moon??)


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Posted: 11/29/20 02:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So much for that point of interest on my next desert expedition [emoticon]

Where will the next one show up?

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momentum rv wrote:

...and now it's gone! ??


Hmmmm ... if indeed it was stainless steel ... I wish they would publish a video on how they removed it!!! [emoticon]

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Posted: 11/30/20 08:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For those calculating the weight/value/portability - the monolith was made of riveted sheet metal. Description


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