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    Default What material is it

    A colleague of mine inspected a 1950's attic and noticed to quote him "gold sparkles everywhere". He lifted the insulation and saw more sparkles. The attic has 2" of fiberglass with the kraft paper backing and then 6" of blown-i
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    Forgot the photo


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    It looks like the texture of coarse sand, too fine to be typical vermiculite. Best we can do with that pic.
    Try 600 X 800 pixels, scroll down to the 'upload photos' to add pics when you post.

    If it is sandy, it could just be debris from a roof tear off. Shingle granules. What's the house age?

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    Hopefully not termite frass!

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    Gold sparkles, probably from Xmas decorations stored up there. If you see something strange like that, bring a sample home in a baggy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post
    If you see something strange like that, bring a sample home in a baggy.
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    Could be sand containing pyrite - fools gold.


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    It's Butch Cassidy's secret stash. I'll bet his old pistol is up there, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post
    It's Butch Cassidy's secret stash. I'll bet his old pistol is up there, too.

    Maybe hardened droplets of sap from the roof decking.
    But I like the old Christmas decoration idea.

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