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erratic

a piece of rock that differs in composition, shape, etc., from the rock surrounding it, having been transported from its place of origin, esp by glacial action

erratic

[ə′rad·ik]
(geology)
A rock fragment that has been transported a great distance, generally by glacier ice or floating ice, and differs from the bedrock on which it rests.
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Implementation of the mamut play device together with the foundation construction, Assembly and transport, Construction of the playground surface: "pod mamutem", "mamuta village", "integration", "bujania zone", Fragment of the c1 track, Wooden stop, Greenery planting, Delivery and assembly of the information and order table with the regulations, Waste bins, Erratic boulders. Exercise 3.
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It is now used as a standard procedure of determining exposure ages of erratic boulders and the respective moraines (e.g.
Freek Rhebergen (Emmen) discusses Baltic Ordovician sponges (Porifera) recovered from erratic boulders in Neogene fluvial deposits of The Netherlands and northern Germany.