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Granite Falls in Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

World's Oldest Rock

 
 
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By K. Linzmeier, September 25, 2013
1. World's Oldest Rock Marker
Inscription.
Site of some of the oldest exposed rock in the world. Geologists estimate this Granitic Gneiss was formed 3,800,000,000 years ago.
Erected by
the Yellow Medicine County Historical Society
1975

 
Erected 1975 by the Yellow Medicine County Historical Society.
 
Location. 44° 48.199′ N, 95° 32.77′ W. Marker is in Granite Falls, Minnesota, in Yellow Medicine County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 67 east of State Highway 23, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is by the Yellow Medicine County Historical Society Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 98 Minnesota State Highway 67 East, Granite Falls MN 56241, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ancient Exposed Rocks (a few steps from this marker); School Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Hill 1829-1879 (within shouting distance of this marker); A Witness to Time (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Hanley Falls Railroad "Y" (approx. 8.5 miles away); The Wood Lake Battle
World's Oldest Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, September 25, 2013
2. World's Oldest Rock Marker
(approx. 8.9 miles away); Wood Lake Battlefield State Monument (approx. 8.9 miles away); Maza sa Protected His Village (approx. 13.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Granite Falls.
 
Also see . . .
1. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Natural history - Minnesota's geology. (Submitted on September 29, 2013.) 

2. Geology of Minnesota. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on September 29, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
World's Oldest Rock and Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, September 25, 2013
3. World's Oldest Rock and Marker
World's Oldest Rock image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, September 25, 2013
4. World's Oldest Rock
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 346 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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