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Interesting rock find

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Not a glacial boulder, but an interesting local stone marker.  This is in the Quabbin Reservation, on the Old North Dana Road marking the boundary between New Salem and Petersham.  

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On 4/2/2021 at 9:33 AM, PlumFishing said:

Growing up in Holliston, there was a huge balanced rock on Rt16 on the way to Milford. Last year it fell for no apparent reason (well, gravity). 
Kind of sad, like when the Old Man of the Mountain up in NH fell. 
 

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Use to be a small space in between the two rocks we use to squeeze between when I was a kid. Can’t believe how much that area has changed.

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On ‎4‎/‎2‎/‎2021 at 10:14 AM, jason colby said:

Several of my "science people" got back to me and said this is a naturally occurring process called "concretion" that is not common but not really all that rare either. Perhaps it is just a coincidence that this one appears to be mounted the way it is?

I'm not particularly big on coincidences as those ARE pretty rare in nature.... 

Being as it's probably a piece of granite or other igneous rock that rules out a concretion. 

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17 hours ago, R.R. Bridge Fisher said:

Are you Indian Joe G?


No, l am not an Indian.

 

Just someone who has always admired the First Americans. 
 

By the way, that fella wrapped in bear skin goes by the name of Bear’s Belly or  Kunuh-Kananu. He is an Arikara medicine man.
 

 He is cloaked in the skin of a bear he has killed.  Bear’s Belly symbolically receives shamanic powers from that sacred animal and identifies himself as a member in the Bear Clan. 
 

 

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On 3/31/2021 at 0:50 PM, bob_G said:

 

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Have you seen any road runners or coyotes in the area? :idea:  

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