ASTM C97 / C97M - 09

    Standard Test Methods for Absorption and Bulk Specific Gravity of Dimension Stone

    Active Standard ASTM C97 / C97M | Developed by Subcommittee: C18.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.07


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    Significance and Use

    These test methods are useful in indicating the differences in absorption between the various dimension stones. These test methods also provide one element in comparing stones of the same type.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover the tests for determining the absorption and bulk specific gravity of all types of dimension stone, except slate.

    1.2 UnitsThe 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.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C119 Terminology Relating to Dimension Stone


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.15 (Mineral materials and products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11111600(Stone)


    DOI: 10.1520/C0097_C0097M-09

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