ASTM E389 - 13

    Standard Test Method for Particle Size or Screen Analysis at No. 4 (4.75-mm) Sieve and Coarser for Metal-Bearing Ores and Related Materials

    Active Standard ASTM E389 | Developed by Subcommittee: E01.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.05


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This test method is intended to be used for compliance with compositional specifications for particle size distribution. It is assumed that all who use this procedure will be trained analysts capable of performing common laboratory practices skillfully and safely. It is expected that work will be performed in a properly equipped laboratory and that proper waste disposal procedures will be followed. Follow appropriate quality control practices such as those described in Guide E882.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the size distribution by screen analysis of metal-bearing ores and related materials at No. 4 (4.75-mm) sieve and coarser.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The SI values given in parentheses are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility 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

    E11 Specification for Woven Wire Test Sieve Cloth and Test Sieves

    E135 Terminology Relating to Analytical Chemistry for Metals, Ores, and Related Materials

    E276 Test Method for Particle Size or Screen Analysis at No. 4 (4.75-mm) Sieve and Finer for Metal-Bearing Ores and Related Materials

    E882 Guide for Accountability and Quality Control in the Chemical Analysis Laboratory


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 19.120 (Particle size analysis. Sieving)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 11101600(Ores)


    DOI: 10.1520/E0389

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