A 27.5-ton chunk of gneiss was relocated to the Mühlenberg on April 17, 2015, from a field ᴄʟᴏsᴇ to Ostermunzel in the Hanover district.
The natural landmark is on display there right next to a bike route. It should cost €15,000 to salvage the boulder, which has a circumference of ten meters and a weight estimate of 50 tons.
The boulder is a biotite gneiss that was brought from Scandinavia to the location ᴄʟᴏsᴇ to Ostermunzel by ice masses during the Ice Age about 200,000 years ago.
In this area, such a boulder is actually quite rare. Therefore, it is assumed that the ice layer in the Hanover area was substantially thicker than previously thought, together with another boulder discovery on the Deister.
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