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Old 06-20-2012, 09:13 PM   #11
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Doubt it. This was my wifes step sister. Normal cargo shorts and no other accelerants involved. I'm fairly convinced this is phosphorus based military propellant of some kind. Unspent rocket motors, anti missle flares, unburnt tracer charge or something like that.



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Old 06-20-2012, 09:18 PM   #12
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She may have had some tissue or alcohol based vapor rub.
Maybe hand sanitizer?


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Any chance it was potassium? It reacts with water in the manner you described, IIRC.

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I've heard of it reacting with sweat.

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From what I heard on the radio that's not the only person to be burned by one of these rocks. We have or had a warning here in VA not to pick up rocks on the beach.

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Some crackhead out there is dreaming of a rock to light his pipe.

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The orange color tells me its white phosphorous from an artillery round. Exposed white phosporous forms an orange colored crust that cuts off air. Without air WP will not burn. Break that crust and the WP ignites. When WP burns it smells like the burning heads of kitchen matches.

For years i was the senior firing range/EOD advisor to the Saudi National Guard. A few times we saw smoking camels hauling across the desert at warp speed: They had parked on some WP, the crust broke, the WP ignited and set that long winter coat on fire. i've seen vehicle tires catch on fire from WP on the range.

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Well Done!

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Alsaqr was smoking Camels bad for you?



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