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    What makes a rock, a boulder in your opinion?

    We have been using our buckets, forks and backhoes for digging/moving these things. But I don't think I have seen a definition anywhere. Most likely it's a size in relation to the machine size?

    Any thoughts?
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    Boulder = something I can't move... not many rocks fall in this category in my opinion (using a pay loader is still a 'rock' in my opinion)
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    I was born in the early 1950' s and raised on afar, my father always said that a boulder is a large rock that you can not move or handle by hand, if you need to use some type of equipment , tractor, loader, backhoe , cat whatever it's a boulder and let me tell you we sure had our share of them on our 3 farms

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    In my opinion, a boulder is something I can't drive my Jeep over. I like to 'rock' crawl, sometimes over rocks the size of Volkswagens. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberShanks View Post
    In my opinion, a boulder is something I can't drive my Jeep over. I like to 'rock' crawl, sometimes over rocks the size of Volkswagens. ;)

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    I know when my Mom used to rock me to sleep, she used really big rocks, but they weren't boulders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B58Hustler View Post
    We have been using our buckets, forks and backhoes for digging/moving these things. But I don't think I have seen a definition anywhere. Most likely it's a size in relation to the machine size?

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    From what I could find a rock becomes a boulder when it exceeds 10.1 " in diameter. So going by that I'm sure we all have moved plenty of boulders by hand.
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    Now that we got that question settled, at what size does a pebble become a rock? Or is there anything in between a pebble and a rock?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RLTherio View Post
    Now that we got that question settled, at what size does a pebble become a rock? Or is there anything in between a pebble and a rock?
    Funny you should ask that. I should have just posted all the info I found. Anyway,a pebble becomes a rock when it exceeds approx. 2.5".
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    well if I have a pebble that big in my shoe, then I must be wearing someone else's shoes
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    If I can't pick it up and move it by hand, it is a boulder.

    If it is bigger than a marble, it is no longer a pebble, but a rock.

    I don't care what anyone else's definitions are, those are the facts as *I* state them.
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