One article said they are thinking it’s leftover movie prop… Uhmmm okay. Any who. The thing was 9.5 feet tall above ground by 23 inches per side made of approximately 1/8 th inch thick stainless sheet, riveted together. It was hollow but the sound was dampened when stuck so they think it was filled with foam. Plus siliconed to the ground.
Let’s just say 1/8 inch stainless sheet weights around 10lbs per square foot. The part above ground weighs at least 540lbs excluding whatever is inside. It’s been buried for years in rock. I don’t know about you but anything I bury (t posts, rocks, wooden fence post) in the ground that’s been there for years takes a helluva lot longer to get out than it did to put in. How did they lift it out of the rock and carry it out of a canyon, that they were afraid to give the location of because they didn’t want people to get lost or injured getting there? Pretty decent pull and farmer carry for sure.
I wonder how much stainless is bringing on the scrap market?