July 12, 2017 Albuquerque, New Mexico – My research as an investigative reporter into the mystery of an alleged extraterrestrial metal began in April 1996.
The metal is made in layers that alternate from 1 to 4 microns of pure bismuth with a magnesium-zinc alloy that is 100 to 200 microns thick. For comparison, a human hair is about 100 microns wide, so that’s about the size of the magnesium-zinc layers. A red blood cell is about 8 microns in diameter. So the pure bismuth layer is twice the width of a red blood cell.
Like an exotic metallic torte cake 26 layers high, there’s a 1 to 4 micron layer of pure bismuth and then 100 to 200 microns of magnesium-zinc; then another layer of pure bismuth and another layer of magnesium-zinc and so on for 26 layers. Each metal piece was about 2 to 3 inches wide and was formed with a curvature that tapered that you can see in this high resolution close-up photograph of a layered side.
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