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  • #46
    Re: It's the FIRE Economy, stupid

    Originally posted by GRG55 View Post
    Peak Sand? Yikes! :eek:
    Saudis 'fear sand shortage'
    Saudi Arabia has reportedly imposed strict border checks to enforce a ban on the export of sand.
    Last Updated: Wednesday, 5 November, 2003, 14:03 GMT
    BBC News: There are fears that the growing demands of the construction industry could lead to a shortage in the desert kingdom.
    The Arab News newspaper reports that neighbouring Bahrain needs to import large quantities of sand for reclaiming land from the sea.
    Demand is also expected to grow as the process of reconstruction in Iraq gathers pace...
    Link to article:
    we laugh but maybe there's not as much sand as appears to be. what's under all that sand, anyhow? rocks, i assume.

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    • #47
      Re: It's the FIRE Economy, stupid

      Originally posted by metalman View Post
      we laugh but maybe there's not as much sand as appears to be. what's under all that sand, anyhow? rocks, i assume.
      Where I am, limestone.

      But to answer your question we went on a scouting mission just to be sure. This is what we found (the specks are the 4X4s):



      And this is what happens if you hesitate going over the top and get turned sideways to the fall line (if you're lucky):

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