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Old 02-10-2011, 09:18 PM   #91
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have you put together a list of where you have samples from?
Yep.....

I have over 600 now...I can convert to jpg if you really want to see?

http://s171.photobucket.com/albums/u.../sand%20lists/
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:48 PM   #92
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Yep.....

I have over 600 now...I can convert to jpg if you really want to see?

http://s171.photobucket.com/albums/u.../sand%20lists/


Daaaaaaaaammmmmmmmm 600

and to think i thought you would be lucky if you got 30 samples
that's cool probably a little overwhelming but cool
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Old 02-11-2011, 05:00 AM   #93
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Daaaaaaaaammmmmmmmm 600

and to think i thought you would be lucky if you got 30 samples
that's cool probably a little overwhelming but cool

let me claify that a bit, I have collected about 150 samples myself. I have recieved about 75 samples via this thread, and have recieved about 30 samples from other firends. The rest I acquired via trades with other sand collectors.

BUT this thread has been very productive....I tried via other forums that I subscribe to (facebook, craigslist, harley forums, geology forums, etc) but this one has been the only one that was actually fruitful. In fact it IS staggeringly productive. Plus most samples people from ADV have sent have been generous enough to use to trade with other sand collectors. Thus the samples from this thread really do multiple like loaves and fish. And some of the sand from here have proven highly desirable to other collectors. Specifically the sand from Afghanistan and Kuwait, as well as sand from Tasmania. But don't discount the value of anyones local "ordinary" sand. To a collector even the stuff that you track into your house is collectable.

And yes I have a data base and it takes a fair amount of time to organize it all.....but I did still manage to tear the motor apart on my ROad King this week, trying to get it ready for summer adventures. HA HA I will be gettin more samples myself!!!!

In short, this thread has produced sand beyond my wildest dreams. ADV rider is an awesome forum all around!!!

Also, just to let you know, in addition to displays of sand from around the world at my school. Last night I did a forensic lesson, the story was that Mickey Mouse had been murdered and the students had to analyze sand sample to determine if sand found on suspects matched the murder scene. They really ate it up.


SO.....a BIG Thanks to everyone who even considered sending me sands. and keep em coming......
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:49 AM   #94
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You just want to say you have the whole world in your hands, the whole world in your hands......lol

How much do you consider a sample?

Just wondering.....
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:18 PM   #95
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You just want to say you have the whole world in your hands, the whole world in your hands......lol

How much do you consider a sample?

Just wondering.....
30ml (about a fild cannister) is ideal, more is awesome because I can use excess to trade with other collectors...
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:35 PM   #96
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30ml (about a film cannister) is ideal, more is awesome because i can use excess to trade with other collectors...
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:12 AM   #97
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if you still need samples, I can get some from all over kentucky in the coming weeks if the weather works out for me, just let me know.
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Old 03-06-2011, 03:55 PM   #98
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I forgot to ask if you wanted piccys of where the sand was taken.....

might be able to get you a couple.....
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:53 PM   #99
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I couldn't devote the time scanning this thread to see if you have these already but;

I would be happy to offer sand from the north and south shores of Long Island, NY (I live pretty much smack in the middle, 50 miles east of NYC). They are somewhat famous for their diversity .. dark round pebbles and gravel on the north shore and fine ground beige sand on the south. Like two different worlds.

Once it warms up just a little bit more, I'd be happy to also collect a sample from a beach around the shores of Manhattan or Queens, as well as a sample from the very Eastern tips of this island, the southern Mountauk point and northern Orient point. And while we're at it, how about right in the middle of the two.. Flanders bay @ Riverhead, ny?

Please send me a PM if you have any interest in these .... I would not mind the errand/excuse to go out and ride one bit .. nor even collecting more samples than I've already mentioned, in the long term. FOR SCIENCE!
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Old 04-16-2011, 05:10 PM   #100
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Hey I was born in williamsport. You sure you didnt get coal dust rather than sand.
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Cool. Glad to see I'm not the only one looking for various sands. I've driven all over the Mid Atlantic region just to visit pits and quarries and collect samples of different types and colors.

I make architectural precast concrete products and the color and type of sand we use in the various mixes changes the look of the product quite a lot. Sometimes I've found a sand we really like and after using it for a few years the pit will hit a new vein and the color will change. We will have to discontinue offering that mix as it is usually not possible to find a suitable substitute.

So far I've found Williamsport, PA has a rich dark brown sand almost the color of ground coffee. Berks county PA has a nice maroon colored sand. Maryland sands are in the blonde/neutral range for the most part with a few pits running more orange. Some stuff out of Delaware is more tan. I was getting some really nice stuff out of Virginia the color of brown sugar. That pit hit another vein and cannot supply that color any longer. Too bad since that made a pretty mix and was one of our best sellers. I also got a couple of truckloads of a nice yellow ochre colored sand (the distributor would not tell me where they got it). Made a nice creamy yellowish tone in the mix but that pit is also into another vein and I've not been able to find a substitute.

A bit long winded but it's a cool project and something I think about often!
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I am headed for Death Valley, I'll see if I can get at least a few samples.
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:27 PM   #102
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Does it have to be a 1/4 cup? I have a small coke bottle of sand I picked up in Northern Malawi when I was travelling there in 1988. I want to keep it for obvious reasons - site of my first (and only!) bike crash on a R75/6:)

I would be willing to send you a smaller sample if that's ok. I just need to keep most of it!
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i am headed for death valley, i'll see if i can get at least a few samples.
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Does it have to be a 1/4 cup? I have a small coke bottle of sand I picked up in Northern Malawi when I was travelling there in 1988. I want to keep it for obvious reasons - site of my first (and only!) bike crash on a R75/6:)

I would be willing to send you a smaller sample if that's ok. I just need to keep most of it!
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I have some sand from Hawaii...would you please email me an address to mail it to?

Or I guess I could drop it off, I'm in Cleburne...
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