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This specification covers the material characteristics, physical requirements, and sampling method appropriate to the selection of quartz-based dimension stone for general building and structural purposes. Quartz-based dimension stone 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. Quartz stones covered here shall be classified according to the free silica content, as follows: sandstone (I); quartzitic sandstone (II); and quartzite (III) The physical property requirements to which quartz-based stones shall adhere to are absorption by weight, density, compressive strength, modulus of rupture, and abrasion resistance.
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1.1 This specification covers the material characteristics, physical requirements, and sampling appropriate to the selection of quartz-based dimension stone for general building and structural purposes. Refer to Guides and for the appropriate selection and use of quartz-based dimension stone.
1.2 Quartz-based dimension stone 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 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.
C97/C97M Test Methods for Absorption and Bulk Specific Gravity of Dimension Stone
C99/C99M Test Method for Modulus of Rupture of Dimension Stone
C119 Terminology Relating to Dimension Stone
C170/C170M Test Method for Compressive Strength of Dimension Stone
C241/C241M Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Stone Subjected to Foot Traffic
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 Abraser
C1528 Guide for Selection of Dimension Stone
ICS Number Code 91.100.15 (Mineral materials and products)
UNSPSC Code 11111600(Stone); 11101503(Quartz)
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