During June 1936 Max Hahn and his wife Emma were on a walk beside a waterfall near to London, Texas, when they noticed a rock with wood protruding from its core.
They decided to take the oddity home and later cracked it open with a hammer and a chisel.
They found ancient man made Hammer embedded in the rock.
Part of the hammer is embedded in a limy rock concretion, leading to it being hailed in some quarters as an anomalous artifact.
metal hammerhead is approximately six inches (15.24 cm) long and has a diameter of one inch, leading some to suggest that this hammer was not used for large projects, but rather for fine work or soft metal.
The metal of the hammerhead has been confirmed to consist of 96.6% iron, 2.6% chlorine, and 0.74% sulfur.
Interestingly, it’s been pointed out that the hammerhead has not rusted since its discovery in 1936.
A team of archaeologists analysed and dated it. The rock encasing the hammer was dated to more than 400 million years old. The artifact itself turned out to be more than 500 million years old hammer. Additionally, a section of the wooden handle had begun the metamorphosis into coal.
This 500 million years old hammer is now an exhibit in Baugh’s Creation Evidence Museum, which sells replicas of it to visitors.
Reference : London Hammer