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Mysterious piles of whitish powder #840141
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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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Re: Mysterious piles of whitish powder [Re: Excoriator] #840156
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it's rock salt.

Re: Mysterious piles of whitish powder [Re: Excoriator] #840161
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it's been there for over a year

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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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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.

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Re: Mysterious piles of whitish powder [Re: Excoriator] #840250
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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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It mentions it on this site.. about half way down the page.
http://www.canalscape.net/Footnote/Footnote.htm


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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.

Re: Mysterious piles of whitish powder [Re: Dilly] #840423
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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/art...ile-grit-Britains-largest-salt-mine.html


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Re: Mysterious piles of whitish powder [Re: Excoriator] #840424
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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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Re: Mysterious piles of whitish powder [Re: Excoriator] #840429
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Because you seem ignorant of the fact that salt dissolves in water.

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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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Re: Mysterious piles of whitish powder [Re: Excoriator] #840432
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Rainwater may dissolve salt but unless there's massive runoff it will simply re-crystallise.


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Salt Union mine in Winsford Cheshire

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It is rock salt (i know)!

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