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« on: 26/11/2009 20:42:47 »
Dearest Saltologists,

As a sheepie I of course luff the taste of salt. Salt is great !...without salt...ewe could not have salt & vinegar flavoured crisps !!..and that would be just so wrong !!.......

Don't eat too much though and please try to cut down cos too much salt is a no..a little is a yes !



Do ewe like my Ocean Island ?


My Ocean Island

Nice eh ? Being delivered next Tuesday.


It's a nice little hideaway that I can go and chill and maybe have a BBQ !

I wouldn't need to take any salty condiments as there is lots of salt in the water . That got me thinking, the oceans are like well salty aren't they ?...They are well salty because they have ....erhmm....salt in them  !!...So, How much salt is in all the oceans ?..Is there more salt in the world than sand ?..I reckon there must be at least ten tons...maybe even twelve !...that's a lot !!....and why is there so much salt ?..Is it the most abundant mineral on the world ?

whajafink ?

hugs et les shmishes



mwah mwah mwah !!



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« Reply #1 on: 27/11/2009 01:24:02 »
Well, no.

Most of Earthy (not to be confused with Eartha) is composed of a variety of compounds of silicon. No doubt one of our resident "old rockers", like JimBob, will give us a long, and incredibly boring explanation of why this is.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 27/11/2009 04:17:09 »
Well, I wouldn't believe too much from Tarbuck http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Tarbuck the thieving little git.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 27/11/2009 11:20:33 »
Well, no.

Most of Earthy (not to be confused with Eartha) is composed of a variety of compounds of silicon. No doubt one of our resident "old rockers", like JimBob, will give us a long, and incredibly boring explanation of why this is.

Thanks Geezy,

yes, yes..we need JimmyBobby or Bassy to provide us with a beard growing toe nail clipping finger tapping explanation. I am already convinced by your mentioning silicon though . See how easily impressed I am ?
 

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« Reply #4 on: 27/11/2009 11:25:24 »
It seems by “mineral”, we’re talking about a solid with atoms arranged in a definite pattern.  Saltwater is not solid salt suspended in water. 

mineral
n.
[OFr mineral < ML minerale, neut. of mineralis, “mineral” < minera, “ore” < VL *mina, “mine”]
An inorganic substance occurring naturally in the earth and having a consistent and distinctive set of physical properties (e.g., a usually crystalline structure, hardness, color, etc.) and a composition that can be expressed by a chemical formula.

Lutgens and Tarbuck give the following list of essential characteristics of a “mineral”:
  • occurs naturally
  • inorganic
  • a solid
  • possess an orderly internal structure, that is, its atoms must be arranged in a definite pattern.
  • possess a definite chemical composition that may vary within specified limits.

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/geophys/mineral.html

Thanks Ewe DiscoverDave for your always so extremely informative posts.

I appreciate that the salt in the water is liquefied but we can make it whole again can't we by boiling the water off leaving salty stuff..which...as I understand it...is a mineral.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 27/11/2009 11:25:57 »
Well, I wouldn't believe too much from Tarbuck http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Tarbuck the thieving little git.

Did he nick all the salt ?
 

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« Reply #6 on: 27/11/2009 16:42:08 »
Well, I wouldn't believe too much from Tarbuck http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Tarbuck the thieving little git.

Did he nick all the salt ?

He was done for half inching a diamond encrusted cigarette holder that belonged to Terry Thomas.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 27/11/2009 20:40:03 »
Well, I wouldn't believe too much from Tarbuck http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Tarbuck the thieving little git.

Did he nick all the salt ?

He was done for half inching a diamond encrusted cigarette holder that belonged to Terry Thomas.

He nicked it because he has gaps in his teeth, just like Terry Thomas.


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« Reply #8 on: 28/11/2009 00:30:11 »
Oh no! I can feel my eyes glazing over already.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 28/11/2009 01:19:56 »
The most abundant mineral on Earth is silicate perovskite.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 28/11/2009 01:22:22 »
Though i cannot make up my mind whether it is that, or carbon. Carbon is absolutely everywhere. Even most of our bodies are made from carbon minerals.
 

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« Reply #11 on: 28/11/2009 03:24:53 »
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Q. Is Salt The Most Abundant Mineral In The World ?

"In The World" would include the Earth's interior.

Are we are measuring abundance by weight or by volume ?

 

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« Reply #12 on: 28/11/2009 06:35:31 »
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Q. Is Salt The Most Abundant Mineral In The World ?

"In The World" would include the Earth's interior.

Are we are measuring abundance by weight or by volume ?



Molecular volume.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 28/11/2009 07:56:41 »
That's not the OP's question.
 

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« Reply #14 on: 28/11/2009 18:18:03 »
That's not the OP's question.

Don't worry. Sheep are easily led.
 

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« Reply #15 on: 28/11/2009 19:38:02 »
Come to think of it, wouldn't fossilized dyno-do constitute a significant percentage?

Those were some big animals, and they were around for a long time. There must have been mountains of the stuff all over the place.

Did you have to "kerb your dyno" I wonder?
 

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« Reply #16 on: 29/11/2009 01:29:46 »
:)

Who knows.
 

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« Reply #17 on: 29/11/2009 01:40:40 »
fossilized dyno-do

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coprolite

[easy for Scots to remeber: coprolite rhymes with sh*te].
 

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« Reply #18 on: 29/11/2009 01:41:53 »
fossilized dyno-do

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coprolite

[easy for Scots to remeber: coprolite rhymes with sh*te].

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« Reply #19 on: 30/11/2009 15:26:51 »
I never got to be  er-rude-ite. Salt is in almost every sedimentary basin in the world. The amount of salt in sea water is minuscule. There is much more burred as sediment. 

For Example

Polish Basin
Gulf Coast Basin
North Sea Basin and other Atlantic Coastal basins, including Brazil
Rocky Mountain basins from Mexico to Northern Canada
Andean Basins of South America
Iran - Zagros Mountains
China


On and On and On and On and On and On  .....

Now leave me alone, I am counting my money.

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« Reply #20 on: 01/12/2009 07:28:09 »
That's really fascinating JB   zzzzzzzzzz, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz,  zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
 

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« Reply #21 on: 01/12/2009 18:00:56 »
bugger off, you Scottish pervert
 

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« Reply #22 on: 01/12/2009 18:11:26 »
bugger off, you Scottish pervert

Illiterate cowpoke! (You are lucky cowpoking is still legal in Texas.)
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« Reply #23 on: 02/12/2009 15:37:12 »
OH! IGNOMY! Assault on an officer of the forum - fie, fie fie!! To the stocks with this man, sheriff!!
 

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