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Old 09-24-2020, 03:59 AM
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Saw this yesterday covering a barn out by what is known as 'Cement Ridge' in the far NE Black Hills while doing a foliage ride.... BTW... It is really beautiful right now, love it here. I hope the smoke completely clears soon!

I can't find anything on the internet. Only hint I have is there was a lot of mining in the area. I'm clueless on this one...
Bottom photo was zoomed in and flipped.. Still can't figure it out... Barn had hundreds of them, all appear to be the same.



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NaCL is Sodium Chloride or salt, but I don't have a clue either.
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Whatever it was, they used a lot of it .



https://patents.justia.com/patent/6080567

pertinent summary:
An enzyme CBS 101.43. The enzyme may be used for degrading plant cell wall components, e.g., in the preparation of feed, in baking, in the paper and pulp industry, and in connection with separation of wheat into starch and gluten.

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Salt for cattle?
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A barn.
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Originally Posted by skibum View Post
Salt for cattle?
There are a fair amount of cattle around there for sure. I have no clue how much salt cattle use. This would indicate a lot, and I do mean a whole lot if each one is from a 55gal barrel....
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ICC is probably Interstate Commerce Commission.
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Originally Posted by Afishinado View Post
There are a fair amount of cattle around there for sure. I have no clue how much salt cattle use. This would indicate a lot, and I do mean a whole lot if each one is from a 55gal barrel....
Ah, had no idea of the scale! 55 gallon drums - wow.
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If you consider the "1" or "I" to be dashes separating the top and bottom numbers, then the bottom would read 24-25-4, which is a common fertilizer ratio? Just reaching here. Pretty cool that they reused the lids as shingles on the barn.
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Cyanide from the gold mine.

https://deadwood.pastperfectonline.c...8-632279774032
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ICC - International Code Council

Sodium Chloride

24 - 25 - 4

"Survey Says" - Fertilizer

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Originally Posted by jocko View Post
A barn.
Or a shed.

Gotta love resourceful people that see something a product can do that it wasn't designed for.
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NACL = North American Cyanamid Limited
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Originally Posted by STIPulation View Post

This.
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Originally Posted by STIPulation View Post
Wow, great job. From the description... "Top center has a recessed round plug cap with raised text in center reading, "STC / NACL / ICC6H2456 / 2-4-25-3"."
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Originally Posted by STIPulation View Post
NACL = North American Cyanamid Limited
Makes much more sense in the end. Salts or Fertilizers would be corrosive and not likely be in metal drums... unless they were lined with something. Hard to tell that. But it appears the Cyanide markings are exactly the same as these.
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To hell with Google. THT it !!!
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Interesting find
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Originally Posted by STIPulation View Post
Bingo!
Google sez...
Toxic sodium cyanide has been used in gold mining since 1887, and it remains the primary reagent in use for gold processing today because it allows for efficient extraction of gold from low-grade ore. Mar 7, 2016

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Originally Posted by Afishinado View Post
There are a fair amount of cattle around there for sure. I have no clue how much salt cattle use. This would indicate a lot, and I do mean a whole lot if each one is from a 55gal barrel....

Scale in the picture isnt right for 55gal drum. I'd guess it's closer to a 10-12" canister. Something you could pack in. They didnt have 18 wheelers and fork lifts back then.

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