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Old 05-05-2004, 08:28 PM
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Weight and value of Millstones

I have two sandstone mill stones I have to move off of a site... they are about 5.5" to 6.0" thick, one is 4.0' and the other 4.5' in diameter. Any idea of what these weigh?

They are not cracked, have minor chips removed from the edges. There is limited access - so I'm debating breaking them and hauling them away - or whether it's worth it to save them and cause the collateral damage getting them out of the site, having to repair what I damage depending on the type of equipment I have to use to move them.
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If someone can figure out the density of the stone (weight per cubic foot), the volume of the larger stone is 8 cubic feet.
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Because of the different densities of the stone I'm figuring on the heavy side for the big one 1200 lbs.
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Hmmm... too big for a Dingo and overkill for the skidsteer. I guess the skid steer it is... if only repairing the collateral damage is worthwhile.

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Check with one of the local historical societies they may be worth the money to save them.
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I agree with Paul. A low would be 800 lbs with it being more likely to be in the 1200 pound range. Old millstones are excellent for use as an ornament in a pond as a water feature. Set it so that it is just above the surface of the water and pump water through the centre hole so that it cascades over the whole stone. Looks really good.
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Shouldn't be much damage with a skidsteer. One trip in and out for each. Don't know what they would be worth but definitly enough to be worth saving.
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A nice antique mill stone can have a value in the THOUSANDS!!! DO NOT DESTROY THIS STONE UNTIL YOU SHOP THE MARKET!
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not to be too technical, but based on the volume and density...I get 1323.21 lbs...give or take a tenth...
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