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4.1 This test method is used in making a preliminary determination of the acceptability of fine aggregates with respect to the requirements of Specification C33/C33M that relate to organic impurities.
4.2 The principal value of this test method is to furnish a warning that injurious amounts of organic impurities may be present. When a sample subjected to this test produces a color darker than the standard color it is advisable to perform the test for the effect of organic impurities on the strength of mortar in accordance with Test Method C87/C87M.
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