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1.1 This specification covers the material characteristics, physical requirements, and sampling appropriate to the selection of slate for general building and structural purposes.
1.2 Dimension slate shall include stone that is sawed, cut, split, or otherwise finished or shaped, and shall specifically exclude molded, cast, or otherwise artificially aggregated units composed of fragments, and also crushed and broken stone.
1.3 It specifically excludes roofing slate (see Specification C 406) and slate for industrial uses.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C119 Terminology Relating to Dimension Stone
C120 Test Methods of Flexure Testing of Slate (Breaking Load, Modulus of Rupture, Modulus of Elasticity)
C121 Test Method for Water Absorption of Slate
C217 Test Method for Weather Resistance of Slate
C241 Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Stone Subjected to Foot Traffic
C406 Specification for Roofing Slate
C1242 Guide for Selection, Design, and Installation of Dimension Stone Anchoring Systems
C1353 Test Method Using the Taber Abraser for Abrasion Resistance of Dimension Stone Subjected to Foot Traffic
C1528 Guide for Selection of Dimension Stone for Exterior Use
ICS Number Code 91.100.15 (Mineral materials and products)
UNSPSC Code 11111600(Stone); 11111606(Slate)