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Old 05-24-2015, 12:06 PM
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Pricing Boulders Large Rocks

What is the going rate for Large rocks over 500lbs in your area

I normally charge a flat rate but that was on rocks under 500 lbs

I did a install and used 2 rocks was a ton each

I seen at a Nursery selling them at .06 per pound So I went with .06 + delivery fee


Ones I been using I been finding in the ground at the farm
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How well do those rocks fair during winter? I ask because Generally I notice Missouri (St Louis area specifically) sourced rocks tends to become gravel after years of winter exposure around here. We just don't seem to have the good large hardy rock like the guys up north do. :-(
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Totally depends on the material.
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How well do those rocks fair during winter? I ask because Generally I notice Missouri (St Louis area specifically) sourced rocks tends to become gravel after years of winter exposure around here. We just don't seem to have the good large hardy rock like the guys up north do. :-(
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They are not sand/Lime stone rocks if that's what you are thinking

These was left here from the Ice Age

They are granite rocks

Everywhere at farm just have to dig them up sometime they are 200lbs and sometimes 2000lbs + I have one found that I cant move its taller then my skid and I don't know how much of it is still under the ground
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I doubt the last or any other ice age left those boulders there for you to find , you are too far south. But you have a nice resource for them. If they are granite and of good quality I would be selling them at .12 a pound plus install.

But with that said.....that is if you can sell them. If not...well offer specials.

Pressure wash them and make piles of them...select ones down to trashy ones.
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:20 AM
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Well read this The first page tells why there so many boulders here The last page tells it made it down to the Ozarks
http://mdc.mo.gov/conmag/2001/12/missouris-icy-past


Well I was checking to see what others selling there rocks for So far nobody has told

All ones I have dug up are sold I don't have room to pile them up. This way people cant pick and choose They ask for rocks in there landscape design they get what I dig
no picking period
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This was my understanding.

http://media.web.britannica.com/eb-m...4-1078906E.gif

I was thinking you were further south

So please return our rocks
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What ever you want to think But there are rocks/boulders that are native to your area and farther north that is here

They are learning new things every day about the earth

See from that photo shows my area was covered with ice If that was your understanding
why did you say it wasn't that far south
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Oh, because I was thinking that Missouri was further south. My error, for some reason I was thinking you were south of Kansas.

There is company up here that is rather successful that does nothing but sell rock and supplies.

http://www.selectstoneohio.com/

Might check them out. Wish you were close I would hire you to dig out a few.
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BTW....how do you dig them out ??
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