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Nov 20, 2014 6:52 PM

Crew finds 150-ton boulder likely left by glacier

The Associated Press

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) Workers digging an underground garage for a new hotel in Everett, Washington, recently struck something big about 30 feet below the surface.

This week they uncovered it a boulder that's thousands of years old and bigger than an SUV, weighing an estimated 150 tons.

A geotechnical engineer who was called out to examine it, Kurt Merriman, told The Daily Herald (http://bit.ly/1yXICvv ) it's a glacial erratic a giant rock left behind by a glacier maybe 18,000 years ago.

The site superintendent for the Halvorson Construction Group, Ben Hansen, says it may give the boulder to the city to try to find it a home.


Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com


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