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question about salt

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Bporter, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. Bporter

    Bporter Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    I just recieved a load from a guy out of Joliet IL and the Salt had a brown color to it like it has sand in it, has anyone else seen this.
    Brian Porter
  2. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    What was it sold as ? Did he specify treated ?
    Magic/Ice Ban coated salt is brown colored.
    No sand granules though
  3. Turbodiesel

    Turbodiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    Salt comes in a variety of colors , depending on where it originates from.
  4. michigan salt

    michigan salt Member
    Messages: 89

    Not to be a smart ass, but you get what you pay for. You probably paid 20 dollars or less per ton than I quoted you. My salt is top quality salt. Let me know if you'd like try some. No sand mixed in, and all my customers are happy.

    Andy L.
    Michigan Salt
  5. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,954

    Salt from Chile I believe is brown. So is salt that has been sprayed, even lightly with GeoMelt, beet juice.
  6. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Salt from Chile IS brown

    Salt comes in many colors
  7. snowandgo

    snowandgo Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    what did you pay?
  8. kimber

    kimber Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 140

    As has been mentioned, salt comes in many colors. All depends on the trace minerals in the ground where the salt was mined. I have salt available in Ohio that originated from the United Kingdom. It is brown as well. The fines in the salt resemble sand. I've seen black salt from New York, pink salt from Peru, and even gray salt.