Found in Man: Copper Urn with Cremation Ashes

Found in Man: Copper Urn with Cremation Ashes

Postby ConchDruid » Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:07 pm

Hello,
I hope you are well.
After the Man burned I found a copper urn, unmelted, and full of sacred ashes.
If you know someone who placed this in the Man, please contact me.
Thanks,
Hu
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Re: Found in Man: Copper Urn with Cremation Ashes

Postby damien_pfc » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:39 pm

That could be Rod Garret's ashes, which were placed in the man before the burn. He's the designer of the city, the man, and center camp, and he died on August 22nd this year. That's a very special urn if you found it.
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Re: Found in Man: Copper Urn with Cremation Ashes

Postby mdmf007 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:12 pm

I have found Urns on playa before, I always figured it was left for a reason so I bury them.

A posthole digger from DPW will sink a hole in playa 3-4 feet deep in just a few minutes....
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Re: Found in Man: Copper Urn with Cremation Ashes

Postby FightingDrag » Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:24 pm

this brought tears to my eyes.

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Re: Found in Man: Copper Urn with Cremation Ashes

Postby sandgoddess » Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:52 am

ConchDruid wrote:Hello,
I hope you are well.
After the Man burned I found a copper urn, unmelted, and full of sacred ashes.
If you know someone who placed this in the Man, please contact me.
Thanks,
Hu


WOW. I bet those were Rod's ashes. Just betcha...who would have though that the copper would have withstood the heat. Wow...
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Re: Found in Man: Copper Urn with Cremation Ashes

Postby lemur » Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:36 am

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Re: Found in Man: Copper Urn with Cremation Ashes

Postby Bob » Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:26 am

That wasn't an urn, it was last year's lottery pot. Guess someone underestimated the melting point of copper.
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Re: Found in Man: Copper Urn with Cremation Ashes

Postby ConchDruid » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:05 pm

This Urn was certainly custom made. It is rectangular. Perhaps someone who knows if this is Rod's resting place can let me know, and if so, have his people get in touch with me.
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Re: Found in Man: Copper Urn with Cremation Ashes

Postby trilobyte » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:17 pm

Please write to lostandfound(at)burningman(dot)com to report the item, if you have not already done so.
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Re: Found in Man: Copper Urn with Cremation Ashes

Postby junglesmacks » Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:18 am

mdmf007 wrote:I have found Urns on playa before, I always figured it was left for a reason so I bury them.

A posthole digger from DPW will sink a hole in playa 3-4 feet deep in just a few minutes....



:shock: This isn't exactly LNT, now is it? Is BLM kosher with this?
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Re: Found in Man: Copper Urn with Cremation Ashes

Postby BBadger » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:26 am

Fundamentally, those urns are MOOP--no matter the level of sentiment attached to them. They need to be kept off the playa, and definitely not buried in it.
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Re: Found in Man: Copper Urn with Cremation Ashes

Postby Bob » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:00 am

You know, crematoriums make money the old fashioned way -- they urn it.

Introduction of any "foreign material" was a big deal for the BLM when the org first looked at burn scar prevention measures for the big art ~12 years ago. They were fine with using a few inches of coarse quarry sand under the Man etc. as long as we used fireproof material underneath to segregate the sand from the lakebed. Kevlar and silica fabric was too expensive, but rolls of cheap fiberglass fabric worked out okay, ie not much of it fractured or melted. I understand in recent years they've gotten approval to spread the sand directly on the lakebed, and just blade it off during cleanup.

Stuff buried tends to work its way to the top over the winter -- nails, rebar, urns, feces, whatever. So yeah, it's moop.
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Re: Found in Man: Copper Urn with Cremation Ashes

Postby Nipple » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:07 am

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