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#840141 - 28th Nov 2013 4:28pm Mysterious piles of whitish powder
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Seen in the docks as you drive along Gorsey Lane towards the Duke St. Bridge. Great piles of dirty white powder.

Sheer nosiness of course, but what is it? Salt seems unlikely as it has been left open to the weather. I would guess china clay, but for all I know it could be cocaine!

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#840156 - 28th Nov 2013 5:41pm Re: Mysterious piles of whitish powder [Re: Excoriator]
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it's rock salt.

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#840161 - 28th Nov 2013 5:52pm Re: Mysterious piles of whitish powder [Re: Excoriator]
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it's been there for over a year

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#840181 - 28th Nov 2013 6:40pm Re: Mysterious piles of whitish powder [Re: Excoriator]
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Its the EU Beak mountain, following 911 the government decided that the risk posed by running out of beak was so great they would stockpile a few thousand tonnes in key locations.

Its pure and uncut straight from Columbia, if any country, political movement or terrorist pod kicks off, we have our stash stored ready to supply Birkenhead.

Of course if prosperity and jobs return it will be removed to allow people to get on with normal lives.

I for one sleep better knowing its there.

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#840184 - 28th Nov 2013 6:45pm Re: Mysterious piles of whitish powder [Re: kamikazi]
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Originally Posted By: kamikazi
Its the EU Beak mountain, following 911 the government decided that the risk posed by running out of beak was so great they would stockpile a few thousand tonnes in key locations.

Its pure and uncut straight from Columbia, if any country, political movement or terrorist pod kicks off, we have our stash stored ready to supply Birkenhead.

Of course if prosperity and jobs return it will be removed to allow people to get on with normal lives.
if that was beak as you call it, it would all have been snorted in the first 3 months. :-)

I for one sleep better knowing its there.

K

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#840250 - 29th Nov 2013 1:09am Re: Mysterious piles of whitish powder [Re: Excoriator]
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If it were rock salt, it would no longer be there.

Salt is very soluble in rainwater. There appears to be no evidence of any erosion, even after a year or so.

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#840252 - 29th Nov 2013 1:51am Re: Mysterious piles of whitish powder [Re: Excoriator]
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It mentions it on this site.. about half way down the page.
http://www.canalscape.net/Footnote/Footnote.htm
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#840253 - 29th Nov 2013 6:49am Re: Mysterious piles of whitish powder [Re: Excoriator]
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Originally Posted By: Excoriator
If it were rock salt, it would no longer be there.

Salt is very soluble in rainwater. There appears to be no evidence of any erosion, even after a year or so.


it is rock salt.

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#840423 - 29th Nov 2013 9:31pm Re: Mysterious piles of whitish powder [Re: Dilly]
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A link to another rock salt pile, date is way old. But you will get the picture, and see that it is possible to "pile" rock salt in the open.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...-salt-mine.html
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#840424 - 29th Nov 2013 9:35pm Re: Mysterious piles of whitish powder [Re: Excoriator]
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Originally Posted By: Excoriator
If it were rock salt, it would no longer be there.

Tell me, why do you write such stuff?.
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#840429 - 29th Nov 2013 10:12pm Re: Mysterious piles of whitish powder [Re: Excoriator]
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Because you seem ignorant of the fact that salt dissolves in water.

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#840431 - 29th Nov 2013 10:25pm Re: Mysterious piles of whitish powder [Re: Excoriator]
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Well, I suggest you tell that to the makers of the salt piles on the link I posted.
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#840432 - 29th Nov 2013 10:27pm Re: Mysterious piles of whitish powder [Re: Excoriator]
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Rainwater may dissolve salt but unless there's massive runoff it will simply re-crystallise.
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#840437 - 29th Nov 2013 11:26pm Re: Mysterious piles of whitish powder [Re: ZipperClub]
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Salt Union mine in Winsford Cheshire


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#840785 - 1st Dec 2013 8:08pm Re: Mysterious piles of whitish powder [Re: ZipperClub]
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It is rock salt (i know)!

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