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This specification covers the material characteristics, physical requirements, and sampling method appropriate to the selection of slate dimension stone for general building and structural purposes. 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. It specifically excludes roofing slate and slate for industrial uses. Slates shall be selected for either exterior or interior use. The physical property requirements to which slate stones shall adhere to are absorption, abrasion resistance, acid resistance, and modulus of rupture (across grain and along grain).
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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. Refer to Guides and for the appropriate selection and use of slate dimension stone.
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 ) and slate for industrial uses.
1.4 The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
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/C120M Test Methods of Flexure Testing of Slate (Breaking Load, Modulus of Rupture, Modulus of Elasticity)
C121/C121M Test Method for Water Absorption of Slate
C217/C217M Test Method for Weather Resistance of Slate
C241/C241M Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Stone Subjected to Foot Traffic
C406/C406M Specification for Roofing Slate
C1242 Guide for Selection, Design, and Installation of Dimension Stone Attachment Systems
C1353 Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Dimension Stone Subjected to Foot Traffic Using a Rotary Platform, Double-Head Abraser
C1528 Guide for Selection of Dimension Stone
ICS Number Code 91.100.15 (Mineral materials and products)
UNSPSC Code 11111600(Stone); 11111606(Slate)
ASTM C629 / C629M-15, Standard Specification for Slate Dimension Stone, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.orgBack to Top