He recalled a story on the news concerned with a miner who found some sort of ancient egg that was buried deep underground. He laughed as he glanced down into his puddle of wet sand and stone. He sighed. There was nothing more than oil, sand, and stone surrounding him… or so he thought. He proceeded with his digging. His digging was abruptly interrupted by a loud cracking sound. Apparently, he hit something. The impact was significant, and the object was unusually hard.