Granite Falls, Minnesota: World's Oldest Rock

Outdoors. The "World's Oldest Rock" historical marker next to it claims that the rock -- actually an outcropping of rock -- is 3.8 billion years old.
Address:
Hwy 67, Granite Falls, MN
Directions:
Just south of town, outside the Yellow Medicine County Historical Society Museum, on the northeast corner of Hwy 67 and Hwy 23. Access only from Hwy 67, on its north side.
Admission:
Free
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World's Oldest Rock.

World's Oldest Rock

This wasn't really what we expected. Honestly, it's not quite up to what I would expect to find from what most people share on this site. We thought we would see one rock claiming that it's the oldest. At first, when we pulled up, it was hard to tell which of the rocks was the one. After reading the marker, it's "some of" the world's oldest rocks.

[Sarah, 06/16/2020]

We agree that the plural use of "rock" is misleading, but the historical marker claim of "World's Oldest Rock" asserts craggy self-confidence. And how often do we get the chance to touch something 3.8 billion years old?


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