Friday, 21 September 2012

Magnetic horse bone.

I recently read a report stating that magnetic material has been detected in human nasal bones, so i decided to carry out a little experiment myself. 

Firstly i sawed through a horse metacarpal, then carefully scraped the inner bone with an aluminium needle. I then placed strong magnets on the scraped out bone .

The magnets attracted the bone material i made sure there was no contamination to any of the items used. I can only presume that the bone contains some form of magnetite.   


  1. Fascinating mate, is it from the Stainton Gravel Beds?

    1. I can't say for sure Rog as i found the bone just laying in the beck, but as ive posted before ive never found a butcherd horse bone and ive found a lot !


Please feel free to correct me on any part of my blog, i would also welcome any help that can be offered in correctly identifying some of my fossil finds All the best to all Heath.