Boulder in roadway

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Woodman, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. Woodman

    Woodman New Member

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    Da' Keystone State
  2. Shadow62

    Shadow62 New Member

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    Jan 7, 2005
    anyone have an asprin?

    Shadow62
     

  3. interstatepawnllc

    interstatepawnllc New Member

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    Wow, I would HATE to pass that stone. :eek:
     
  4. geezler

    geezler New Member

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    Jan 7, 2005
    That looks like the one i passed back in November-OOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUCCCCCCHHHHHHH!
     
  5. whiteclouder

    whiteclouder Member

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    Mar 20, 2004
    Idaho
    Looks like PhotoShop to me.

    Clouder..
     
  6. HerbyJr

    HerbyJr New Member

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    God's Country
  7. Woodman

    Woodman New Member

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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.
     
  8. fishermanben

    fishermanben New Member

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

    Ben
     
  9. Hallchinalady

    Hallchinalady New Member

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    NO BOSS...THAT DIDN'T FALL OFF OF MY TRUCK.........HONEST!!!!!!
     
  10. SouthernMoss

    SouthernMoss *Admin Tech Staff*

    Jan 1, 2003
    SW MS
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  11. Woodman

    Woodman New Member

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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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  12. Woodman

    Woodman New Member

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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.
     
  13. SouthernMoss

    SouthernMoss *Admin Tech Staff*

    Jan 1, 2003
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  14. Woodman

    Woodman New Member

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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: .