The GeoChristian

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Billings house demolished by rock slide

People like to build in pretty places. In Billings, Montana (where I spent the first eighteen years of my life), there are plenty of big houses along the Rimrocks, a cliff that forms the northern border of much of the city.

Part of the landscaping for these expensive homes is the sandstone boulders, many of which are the size of a bus. One of the hazards, of course, is that those rocks didn’t get to their present locations gently.

From the Billings Gazette: Billings home demolished by falling rocks.

There was a man in the house when the rock hit it, but thankfully no one was hurt.

The house was on Granite Avenue, but the rock was most certainly a piece of Late Cretaceous Eagle Sandstone.

Grace and Peace, and don’t build your house too close to the cliff.

October 11, 2010 - Posted by | Billings Geology, Geology, Montana, Montana Geology, Natural Disasters

1 Comment »

  1. Seems that some people mistake the imperative to build your house ON the Rock and instead build their houses *under* a rock.

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    Comment by Jody | October 11, 2010


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