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Old 06-16-2021, 08:28 AM   #1
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At our shop we have decomposed granite on the back porch, every night on the concrete where it’s close to the granite a line of crystal like powder forms…. What the heck is this??



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Old 06-16-2021, 08:29 AM   #2
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Might be able to put in baggies and sell.

I have no idea...
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Old 06-16-2021, 08:31 AM   #3
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That’s one helluva line of white lightning you got there!!!

Looks like a mineral deposit that washed up. Heavy dew dripping from the roof? Rain washing it up? Irrigation system ?
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Old 06-16-2021, 08:31 AM   #4
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Looks like a fungi
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Old 06-16-2021, 08:31 AM   #5
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I’d guess the concrete is sweating and it’s drawing up a mineral. Honestly have no idea what it is.
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Old 06-16-2021, 08:32 AM   #6
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Efflorescence if I had to guess.
Pretty common.
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Old 06-16-2021, 08:33 AM   #7
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Look up efflorescence. It’s the mineral deposits in the ground moisture as it wicks through the concrete.
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Old 06-16-2021, 08:34 AM   #8
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I believe in science
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Old 06-16-2021, 08:34 AM   #9
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Look up Concrete Efflorescence.
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Old 06-16-2021, 08:38 AM   #10
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Looks like a fungi
This is what I thought. It looks like mycelium which is pre-mushroom fungi
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Old 06-16-2021, 08:39 AM   #11
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Efflorescence from the granite (Quartz, micas, etc) after tons of moisture. My guess...
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Old 06-16-2021, 08:42 AM   #12
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Has anyone mentioned efflorescence?
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Old 06-16-2021, 08:52 AM   #13
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Has anyone mentioned efflorescence?
I don't think so...

efflorescence is the migration of a salt to the surface of a porous material, where it forms a coating. The essential process involves the dissolving of an internally held salt in water, or occasionally in another solvent.
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Old 06-16-2021, 08:56 AM   #14
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I am glad I saw this thread. My garage entry edge gets this often and now I know.
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Old 06-16-2021, 09:05 AM   #15
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Leaking DEF container or reservoir on vehicle
Some nasty stuff
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Old 06-16-2021, 09:09 AM   #16
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Awwwww hell… Don’t tell AOC!!! “Save the efflorescence”.
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Old 06-16-2021, 09:09 AM   #17
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Snort it and get back to us!
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Old 06-16-2021, 09:13 AM   #18
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Looks like epper...aflu....appar...

Oh well, maybe someone will chime that knows what they're talking about.
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Old 06-16-2021, 09:19 AM   #19
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Just like a salt ring left on your dried sweaty shirt, except on concrete.
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Old 06-16-2021, 09:19 AM   #20
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Call in Fauci . . Shut it down . . Wear masks . .
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Old 06-16-2021, 09:19 AM   #21
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I don't think so...

efflorescence is the migration of a salt to the surface of a porous material, where it forms a coating. The essential process involves the dissolving of an internally held salt in water, or occasionally in another solvent.
Hmmm

evanescence it is

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Old 06-16-2021, 09:25 AM   #22
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Radiation from the granite. Whatever you do, don't touch it.
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Old 06-16-2021, 09:35 AM   #23
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Glad I came across this. Seen it in my garage and just sweep it up


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Old 06-16-2021, 04:43 PM   #24
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Taste it . . .
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Old 06-17-2021, 07:25 AM   #25
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Eff-resistance isn't that something the Chinese do
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Old 06-17-2021, 07:37 AM   #26
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Interesting stuff, never seen that before, pretty cool.

What would probably be cool, is find someone with some time lapse camera, set it up and record that stuff forming. If you set it up so the camera was pointing across the door opening, with the camera, right on the ground. So you can watch the length of the line form, as it grows.

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Old 06-17-2021, 07:47 AM   #27
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I've seen that in my shop before, around our ice maker that sweats a lot.
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