Boulder in roadway

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  1. Woodman

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  2. Shadow62

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    anyone have an asprin?

    Shadow62
  3. interstatepawnllc

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    Wow, I would HATE to pass that stone. :eek:
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    That looks like the one i passed back in November-OOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUCCCCCCHHHHHHH!
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    Looks like PhotoShop to me.

    Clouder..
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    I'm flattered. Pull it to the desktop and zoom way in. The pixel color gradations are too good for Photoshop unless you want to work one pixel at a time, and even then it is way too much work.

    I'd rather spend my time creating a picture of Hillary fondling Madonna.
  9. fishermanben

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    anyone want to guess on the weight--I'm guessing it is 134,987lb.

    Ben
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    NO BOSS...THAT DIDN'T FALL OFF OF MY TRUCK.........HONEST!!!!!!
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  12. Woodman

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    Well, jokeman (GB), here it is:

    A cubic yard of rock weighs about a ton. V = one cubic yard.

    V = 4/3 * 3.14 * (r*r*r)
    V = 1.3 x 3.14 x (12.5)ˆ3
    V = 1.3 x 3.14 x 1953.125
    V = 7972 c.f.
    V = 295 c. yd.
    295 cu. yds. = 295 tons (590567 pounds).

    Using a simple ratio, a 134,987lb. boulder would measure 5.7 feet in diameter. However, this "simple ratio" equation may not be valid.


    :D :D :D :D :D :eek:
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  13. Woodman

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    In a table of densities an acquaintance found online, rammed sand and loose gravel both had about 1.6 times the density of water, while solid
    shale had about 2.6 times the density of water. He's guessing a
    boulder is more like solid shale than it is like sand or loose gravel,
    both of which would contain a lot of pockets of air.)

    Since 2.6/1.6 = 1.625, you could probably multiply the estimate by
    1.625 to get a more realistic value. This gives us 590567 x 1.625.

    959671 pounds ..... 480 tons.
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    Ha! I had one hour of sleep, this problem so vexed me. :confused:
    I envy the peaceful of mind :( , who can relax, and drift into the splendors of the sub-conscience :rolleyes: .
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    It's very real, they showed on the news Caltrans blowing the thing up. :eek: :D
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    What a waste of a perfectly good landscape rock! ;) :p
  18. fishermanben

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    Damn guys!!! I was way off. Anyway you look at it, that is a BFR!!!

    Ben
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    They showed Caltrans "trying" to blow it up. What bunch of rookies, get some real hard rock miners in there to show em how!
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    On the news here, they said they had to use 3 different charges to blow it up. Then some of the pieces might have to be "reduced" in size to be able to move them.

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