Not a flag, banner, pennant or windsock on my route today. I came upon something I thought was quite ’different’ though.
What the heck are these bundles, I wondered.
A closer look did not help much except to tell me they were ’Gem Premier Fines’.
And there was no one to ask. So what to do? I know — use Rich’s trick and go google!
Definition of fines
i. Finely crushed or powdered material, e.g., of coal, crushed rock, or ore, as contrasted with the coarser fragments; esp. material smaller than the minimum specified size or grade, such as coal with a maximum particle size less than 3.2 mm, or ores too pulverulent to be smelted in the ordinary way; or material passing through a given screen or sieve.
ii. An engineering term for the clay- and silt-sized soil particles (diameters less than 0.074 mm) passing U.S. standard sieve No. 200.
iii. See Also: anthracite fines
Now I know what they were, but still have no idea what this product is used for. Rich??
I had a really nice ride today — and learned something new ;’-).