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Ever stop to think....

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Snowpower, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. Snowpower

    Snowpower Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    That the rock salt we spread is 400 million years old?

  2. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    Wow, never thought of that. What happens when we run out? I guess that its going to be a little more serious when we run out of oil though...
  3. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,748

    Then we will have to drill in Alaska.

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    They have the ability to run cars on water.
    The government just keeps this information from reaching us because of big oil money.

    Steam cars were putting around before the internal combustion by many years.
  5. mnormington

    mnormington Senior Member
    Messages: 156

    steam cars didn't get their energy from water. they got it from coal or wood or something - fossil fuels.
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,990

    If every car had a little nuclear reactor, like a submarine power plant, then we could use water to propel us along the way.

    I know Lowballers running equipment older then that:rolleyes:

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    I was making a crack about it.

    Ever watch "That 70's show"

    hahahaha it was funny to me.

    But yes if we could have a small reactor in our cars to split the H2O atoms we could dispel the oxygen and use the hydrogen.
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    no wonder why my fries always taste stale!
  9. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Like a well aged wine or cheese-it should come at a premium price.
  10. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    Haha that was a good episode.
  11. Snowpower

    Snowpower Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    Just read an article about the Detroit Salt mines, or really this areas salt mines as it extends from West Michigan to Ohio to Toronto, but they estimate that there is enoutgh salt in that mine to last 70 million years.

    So running out isnt the problem.
  12. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,030

    I never thought about it, thanks for the history lesson.
  13. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609


  14. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 7,908

    AAhhhh What?

    Did you have it carbon dated?
  15. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    what about the salt in the ocean? how old is it? some spread that too....... ever think about diamond rings....it's a big no no to buy a used (1-2) years old diamond....does it really matter? they are all millions of years old!
  16. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,521

    not if you polish it up and make it look new....:waving::jester:
  17. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    thats a lot of salt to estimate it lasting that long
  18. rjfetz1

    rjfetz1 Senior Member
    from CT.
    Messages: 639

    Some people have way too much time on their hands.......no snow????
  19. Snowpower

    Snowpower Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    Well I'm just quoting what I read about a mine thats as big as 1/4th the united states and 1000 to 1500 feet deep that was created from an ocean that used to be here 400 million years ago.
  20. Snowpower

    Snowpower Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    No actually I was interested in the Mine because of the salt shortage so I googled an article that took 2 minutes to read. Bout the same amount of time it took you to write your post.