Elephant Rocks - Elephant Rocks State Park Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 37° 39.287 W 090° 41.278
15S E 703952 N 4170028
Quick Description: Huge rounded granite boulders located in Elephant Rocks State Park north of Pilot Knob/Ironton, Missouri.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 6/10/2007 7:29:47 PM
Waymark Code: WM1NRT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
Views: 166

Long Description:

Huge granite boulders standing end to end like a parade of elephants. Standing atop a granite outcrop, one of the largest elephant rocks, Dumbo, tops the scales at a whopping 680 tons. About 150 billion years ago hot magma cooled forming coarsely crystalline red granite, over the years the granite weathered into huge boulders.

Also in the park is a former granite quarry which now has been filled with water forming a lake. The granite quarries in the area were the largest in the state with the granite used for building and paving stones. The red granite currently quarried in the area is used mostly for monument stones.

Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Parking Coordinates: N 37° 39.059 W 090° 41.402

Access fee (In local currency): .00

Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.: no

Requires 4x4 vehicle to visit.: no

Public Transport available: no

Website reference: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
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