I realize its under an enclosure but it looks a lot darker than my stock pile. Mine was literally bright white. Hope it all works out for you guys.
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The salt was treated with beet last year, run through the crusher again and retreated with Ice Ban this past month. The Ice Ban chemical reaction with the beet and sodium caused portions of the 10,000 ton pile to turn a whitish/grey. Most of the pile is a tan color, but not uniformily so. The deliveries I've seen have been tan in color, but some customers have received deliveries such as this that are more white. Because this is from a one-time liquidation, the owner, Spring Valley (in Wisconsin), chose not to add a coloring dye to the material.
The people who actually purchased this particular pile (not the poster on this forum) have been in regular contact with Spring Valley, Trugreen (the primary marketer), and myself. They seem to be reasonable people and satisfied with the explanations given to them as to the color. Of course, the conclusive evidence, as with any product, will be the performance of this product when the temperatures drop. Spring Valley, Trugreen and myself are confident in that result.
This material is being sold at an extremely discounted price of $75/ton delivered. If any of you are interested in this, please feel free to contact me. I can also give you the contacts at Spring Valley or Trugreen if you'd like to talk with them.
So why dont they just color it with dye? Just treat it and dye it so you dont have this problem. I will not order treated that isnt dyed a color. Sorry, but i dont trust anyone. Ive been in business waaaaaay to long and have seen a lot of shady stuff. I'm not saying you are wrong here, i am just saying that there is an easy fix to the issue. If you cant 100% prove its treated, then dont sell it. And i mean prove it by other means then saying its treated. Just my .02.
We have talked to many people about this salt. It is whats left over from there bagging. It is really fine and the flow is really bad just be careful when buying this product. Remember the saying if its to good to be true then there is a problem