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1.1 This test method covers the determination of the specific gravity of rock for erosion control. This test method can be used for all types of materials, both naturally occurring or manmade.
1.2 This is a field test method to measure apparent specific gravity. For laboratory determination of bulk specific gravity see Test Methods C97.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of 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.
C670 Practice for Preparing Precision and Bias Statements for Test Methods for Construction Materials
D653 Terminology Relating to Soil, Rock, and Contained Fluids
D3740 Practice for Minimum Requirements for Agencies Engaged in Testing and/or Inspection of Soil and Rock as Used in Engineering Design and Construction
D4753 Guide for Evaluating, Selecting, and Specifying Balances and Standard Masses for Use in Soil, Rock, and Construction Materials Testing
D4992 Practice for Evaluation of Rock to be Used for Erosion Control
D6026 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Geotechnical Data
D6473 Test Method For Specific Gravity And Absorption of Rock For Erosion Control
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ASTM D5779-95a, Standard Test Method for Field Determination of Apparent Specific Gravity of Rock and Manmade Materials for Erosion Control, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 1995, www.astm.orgBack to Top