There are also instances in which lava has flowed in between some of the temple stones which may give scientists an approximate date when submitted to testing.
The antiquity of the stones almost leaps out at you upon first glance. There are hollows which have been left in certain broken stones which have undergone such an extensive amount of crystal growth upon their inner surfaces that they now look like the inside of a geode!
In many cases, the cement that once held the huge stones together is now completely crystallized. Some of the massive granite blocks, themselves, now exhibit significant portions, which have metamorphosed over the ages to the point where they are no longer even granite.
But perhaps, most significant of all is the fact that organic matter has been found within a hermetic seal; along with unrusted, worked iron. The iron began to rust soon after the seal was opened, however, which would indicate that the seat had prevented the entry of oxygen for thousands of years. The organic matter was in pristine condition and should prove to be an interesting target for dating procedures. Other hermetic seals, which have yet to be opened, are know to exist as well.
Edgar Cayce predicted that just this sort of thing would be discovered. These findings not only match Cayce’s predictions but Plato’s writings There are exact orbital plots of the planets and what seem to have been intricate star shafts, metal-coated walls, and intermingled stones of various colors (including red, white and black).
– Miami Museum of Science
Experiences of Andrew Collins and the Scott Stones
During a full-length interview on Atlantis and its association with the Great Bahama Bank produced by Douglas Kenyon and Thomas Miller during the late 1970s, Wingate reported how between the years 1925 and 1928 the US Army Core of Engineers hired a Miami salvage company to collect large quantities of stone ballast for the construction of various sea walls and jetties in the Miami area, including those examples at Jupiter Inlet, north of West Palm Beach, and at South Beach and Fisher Island, east of downtown Miami. In this last case two miles of sea-walls of loose stone end in parallel jetties that reach out like arms into the open sea for a distance of around 400 yards.
According to Wingate, all these jetties and sea-walls contained large stone blocks, mostly hard granite, basalt and coral, dredged from a shallow water location named Moselle Shoals (formerly Moselle Reef), which lay some 30 miles north of Bimini. More significantly, he claimed that many of these blocks were not only regular in shape, with right angles and smooth surfaces, but that they also bore evidence of circular bore holes which regularly penetrated their entire width, depth or length for anything up to twelve feet. Strangest of all was his claim that some granite blocks possessed five-sided bore-holes which appeared to turn as they passed through the solid rock, rather like the barrelling of a rifle. Wingate argued that these stone blocks were among those removed from Moselle Shoals, and even managed to find and interview on camera an ageing seaman who could recall the several barge-loads of rock being transported from the Great Bahama Bank to Miami and Jupiter Inlet. This now elderly gentleman also recalled that one of the barges got into trouble and finally sank to the bottom where it remains to this day.
Video footage and photographic stills were shown of the sea-walls and jetties in question, while there was close ups of the stone blocks containing either circular or five-sided bore-holes. Clearly, if Wingate was correct in his surmise, then it strongly suggested that an advanced culture with a highly sophisticated technological capability may well have been responsible for the construction of the stone structures found on the Great Bahama Bank. This would have been strong evidence in support of Cayce’s prophecy suggesting that the remains of Atlantis, in particular part of the temple of Poseidia, would be discovered off the coast of Bimini.
Was it possible that Duval’s Scott Stones were none other than the cut and machined blocks previously recorded both at Juniper Inlet and South Beach, Miami, by Richard Wingate during the late 1970s? Firstly, Duval linked his alleged discoveries with Egypt’s highly advanced stone-ware technology, in particular the stone cutting techniques evident in the granite quarries at Aswan. This, of course, brought to mind the circular and five-sided bore-holes referred to by Wingate.
There was also the fact that Duval had mentioned stones in three colours – black, red and white – bringing to mind the basalt, granite and coral found among the jetty stones. In our opinion, however, the clincher was when we heard Wingate say on the TV documentary that attached to some of the jetty stones was a form of `Atlantean glue’, or mortar – exactly what Duval claimed to have discovered attached to the remains of his `temples’. Since Wingate obviously believed that these stones were fragments of an Atlantean temple once located at Moselle Shoals, it was understandable why Duval should have come to the same conclusions about the Scott Stones.
Yet if these assumptions were correct, and Duval had simply rediscovered the stones placed among the sea-walls and jetties at Miami’s South Beach (near his home in North Beach), then why had he not credited Wingate for these discoveries? Did he not know of his work, or had he deliberately chosen to ignore Wingate’s findings? More importantly, were the bored stones spoken of by Wingate really of great antiquity? The elderly seaman from the salvage company involved with removing the ballast from Moselle Shoals had also pointed out that the rest of the stones used to construct the sea-walls and jetties had come from stone quarries in North Carolina and Maine.