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    Yesterday it was such a great day (sunny and 23 degrees) after the string of dreary winter days that my wife and I decided to take a drive into the country. We had lunch in Mannum (a town on the River Murray in South Australia) and after lunch we went for a stroll down the main street.

    In from of the local RSL building I spotted these:

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    I'm pretty sure they weren't recovered from the river!!

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    lets hope they are defused

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    Well that is a "different" lawn ornament!

    "Its a fine line indeed between going out in a Blaze of Glory or having Crashed & Burnt!"
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    Are they Martian artifacts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baxter View Post
    Are they Martian artifacts
    Well, they are cylindrical (sort of)

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    I quite like the patina developing on the second one! They are rather eye-catching - it would be interesting to know the connection between naval mines and the spot they're on display...

    All the best,
    Matt

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    I've got it! The exposed rocks in that area go back to the Neo-proterozoic: obviously, these are colonial ediacaran life-forms, grouped together for mutual defense.

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    We used to have sea mines on most of our seafronts for charity collections when I was younger.
    Most have gone now I think, certainly don't see them as much - probably too warry for our local government administrations.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Looks like some research into this. Somewhere in the back o my mind I remember seeing something about sea mines but that was some time ago.

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    I remember seeing a couple on the seafront at Poole when I was a child - no idea whether they are still there now.

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    what an inventive way to say "STAY OFF MY LAWN!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by milcoll73 View Post
    what an inventive way to say "STAY OFF MY LAWN!"
    "It's MINE!"

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    Even more weirder imho. Holbrook NSW 250km inland!

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    I too remember those old mine collecting boxes at seaside towns, Dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zenlizard View Post
    I've got it! The exposed rocks in that area go back to the Neo-proterozoic: obviously, these are colonial ediacaran life-forms, grouped together for mutual defense.


    more like mutually assured destruction lol.



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