theCryptofishist wrote:gyre wrote:Sometimes epa or osha or someone else with a lab will run these for you.
Can we have a show of hands for people who want more government agencies involved? And um, I don't know about OSHA, but EPA is not swimming in cash.
Snow wrote:Damn I missed out on the stake regulation fun and the t-shirt!?!?!
Snow wrote:Well it looks quite interesting to me, I'd like to see such data, and would answer some of the questions brought up in this thread. Some things to think about:
for the wind data I'd want to know the local wind velocity, how and how long the sample was collected, and the height above the ground (idealy a few heights). I've never sampled airborn dust, I'm not sure what sampling equipment this would take.
Care must be taken not to contaminate samples with windblown dust.
Sample multiple locations and samples for each type at each location.
I'd like to see a gradation curve below the standard geotech 200 sieve (assuming you have such sieves avail. to you)
Will you be testing for raver sweat or hippie tears in any of the samples?
Bob wrote:Dude, I'm an engineer, not a rock sniffer. I'd start with a few cone penetrometer and seismic surveys on grids transecting the lakebed, then think about actual sampling.
Bob wrote:Please define "shale" in a Black Rock Desert context.
Bob wrote:Funny how clay magically turns into shale when you hire a geologist.
bm_cricket wrote:Bob wrote:Funny how clay magically turns into shale when you hire a geologist.
Geologists aren't the only ones. I've had doctors turn "sprained ankle" into a 8 word, 32 syllable mess. :shock:
theCryptofishist wrote:bm_cricket wrote:Bob wrote:Funny how clay magically turns into shale when you hire a geologist.
Geologists aren't the only ones. I've had doctors turn "sprained ankle" into a 8 word, 32 syllable mess.
You should see what they did with my ankles.
bm_cricket wrote:ygmir wrote:that German, electric, whatever it is group, (Kvon, et al),has been looking into what the playa is made of?..........
Do you mean the Ein Hammer people?
Snow wrote:No he means that German company wanting to do a test out there. I do not think they will be very forthcoming with thier data (I think they did get some samples), they seem to want to remain shrouded in a viel of secrecy. I offered to help them with BLM permits they may need as I have quite a bit of experience in this area. I got them in touch with the right state and fed people and they contacted them themselves. Completely leaving me out of the technical loop. I was quite dissapointed as I am quite intersted in what they are trying to do. I'm sure I will get a first hand look at what they are up to since I'm part of the Ein Hammer project. They aren't even really cluing us in on their technology, but we are told we will be recieving some kind of power recievers on the playa, they did NOT want us to get one before hand. I'm intrigued.
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