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integrityman
07-13-2011, 11:16 PM
Dimensions are app 6'x5' by about 4'. Its granite and very, very pretty. Wonderful shades of pink & tan with black Mica flecks. The picture does not do it justice. I'm guessing it weighs around 15,000 pounds.

How much is this worth - face value?

How much to install it?

DVS Hardscaper
07-13-2011, 11:54 PM
thats a broad question.

how much is it worth? Well, i have people call me all the time wanting to sell me their rocks from their land. In such a case, they're not worth anything to me because if we were to go get them - I'd have money tied up in mobilizing, equipment, fuel, labor, etc.

If I had the rock on my property and I thought I'd use it in a landscape job - I'd probably include it in the landscape package for $125.00. But the rock in your pic does not look "4'" thick?


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xtreem3d
07-14-2011, 08:11 AM
i wouldn't think that would weigh 15,000 lbs. 2 of my medium skids are about 8000 each meaning it weighs just under 2 skidloaders. Maybe it's extremely dense...your gonna need something big to place that baby !!!!!
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White Gardens
07-14-2011, 09:19 AM
15k pounds?

Doubt it.

Rock like that one in the pic though goes for 400+ here if the dimensions are what you say they are.

It really stinks that we don't have too many rocks around here and it drives up the price immensely. I hear stories all the time about people in other parts of the nation throwing nice stones in holes and burying them. :cry:


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Stillwater
07-14-2011, 09:29 AM
That stone I would use in one of my water features or use it in some form of a wall/step/patio configuration. Anyway unless the picture is compressed it doesent look 4 feet thick. If it is it weighs big time, Placeing stone like that I open my little black book of favors owed. Priceing that stone is strongly based on placement and transportation cost. stand alone ball park 175 /225 give or take

DVS Hardscaper
07-14-2011, 09:42 AM
It probably weighs about 600 pounds




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Karmascapes
07-14-2011, 01:22 PM
The rock farms down here sell those same style of rock for about 175/ton, but i agree on the weight issue, rocks get heavy quick but 16K is a small bulldozer...

integrityman
07-14-2011, 07:13 PM
The stone is between 3'-4+' in thickness. Granite is exceptionally dense- weighs around 168lbs per cubic foot. Do the math. Since its not evenly dimensioned, I minimized the weight. So i feel the 15k guess is more or less accurate.....& yes, I have access to heavy equipment to move it.

A customer wanted this Goliath in his postage stamp front yard & I about $hit. Im just trying to get some ideas on selling it & trying to get a little $$ out of the deal....

The customer is a civil engineer and finds really nice chunks of granite buried when he is on various job sites and keeps the really nice ones... The granite is obviously not native, but rather was transported to my area from historic glacial flows. He found this one and was hoping to use it.

Trust me, this thing is big & very heavy- 600lbs? Your bung hole hurts!

White Gardens
07-14-2011, 07:31 PM
Is the boulder in the pic the same one you are talking about?


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DVS Hardscaper
07-14-2011, 07:37 PM
Well, it appears many of us are not seeing the size of the boulder in the pic that you are claiming :) Have you looked at the picture, perhaps the pic you uploaded isn't the correct picture?

Not arguing, just most of us are merely reponding to what's written.

I guess the best way to convince us of the size is to hold a tape measure across the top. Across the width. And on the ground on all sides.

The side of the boulder towards the bottom of the pic appears to be 6-12 inches from the ground, not "4-feet"!!

Happy rock moving. and good luck ta ya!

White Gardens
07-14-2011, 07:42 PM
The side of the boulder towards the bottom of the pic appears to be 6-12 inches from the ground, not "4-feet"!!



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2low4NH
07-16-2011, 01:42 PM
Granite is more or less 80lbs per square foot that stone might top out at 9k pounds if its really as big as you say. I wold say charge him an hourly rate for the machine maybe $500 to drop it in place. any more then that you would be hittin the pipe a little to much.

DVS Hardscaper
07-16-2011, 01:49 PM
He's saying that rock is as tall as a sheet on plywood laying on it's side lengthwise. So, I agree with the "pipe" statement!
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White Gardens
07-16-2011, 06:32 PM
He's saying that rock is as tall as a sheet on plywood laying on it's side lengthwise. So, I agree with the "pipe" statement!
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Mister dandelion in the lower right hand corner was my giveaway on the size.

I have a feeling that some lines were crossed and the 4' measurement should have read 4".

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2low4NH
07-16-2011, 08:27 PM
I will give him 12" on thickness. just based on the 3/4" crush thats laying there. unless its a giant dandelion and thats actually 6" trap rock.

JDiepstra
07-16-2011, 08:50 PM
Geez guys! In case you didn't notice, the back of the rock is much taller than the front. Why bicker about it so much?

DVS Hardscaper
07-16-2011, 09:13 PM
Geez guys! In case you didn't notice, the back of the rock is much taller than the front. Why bicker about it so much?

No one is bickering, I think you need a cold one to relax! We're makin friendly jabs,
Just like we would if we were Gathered round the tailgate of a pick up truck.


And yeah, the shape of the rock is all quite obvious. The highest points stll don't tabs higher than a sheet of plywood or a Paver pallet stood up on end. :)


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White Gardens
07-16-2011, 09:37 PM
I love that the "tailgate" is the our CPU's

So lets put this into perspective.

First two are from the OP and his dimensions.

Last one is my perspective.

225779

225780

225781

DVS Hardscaper
07-17-2011, 11:58 AM
HAHAHA! Why is she wearing jeans in the summer?

White Gardens
07-17-2011, 01:53 PM
Sorry DVS, tried to find a free stock image of a girl in a bikini, but couldn't find one.



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GravelyGuy
07-17-2011, 02:04 PM
600 pounds!?

Granite is HEAVY stuff. I have a piece of granite countertop that is 99"x 24" and it takes 3 men to barely be able to move it.

White Gardens
07-17-2011, 02:06 PM
I'd say it weighs closer to 2.5-3 tons.

Not doubting it's a big stone, but not as big as first described.


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zedosix
07-17-2011, 09:31 PM
It probably weighs about 600 pounds




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I hope you mean 6000 not 600lbs. Granite is somewhere around 200lbs cubic foot

DVS Hardscaper
07-17-2011, 11:24 PM
LOL - no one even knows what size it is, how on (beep-in) earth would I have any clue what it weighs!

Stillwater
07-17-2011, 11:34 PM
I knew I have seen that rock before season 2 episode 4 of Land of the Giants

Stillwater
07-17-2011, 11:53 PM
Yes that rock is the long lost prop


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