Work Item
ASTM WK69498

New Test Method for Mineral Characterization of Equine Surface Materials by X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) Techniques.

1. Scope

X-Ray diffraction (XRD) is one of the most useful tools for identifying the quantity and types of minerals present in equestrian surfaces.


aggregate; analysis; composition; crushed rock; crushed stone; examination; ledge rock; manufacture sand; natural sand; petrography; quarry


Identification of the constituents of a sample is usually a necessary step towards recognition of the properties that may be expected to influence the behavior of the material in its intended use, but identification is not an end in itself. The value of any mineralogical examination will depend to a large extent on the representativeness of the samples examined, the completeness and accuracy of the information provided to the testing agent concerning the source and proposed use of the material, and the testing agent’s ability to correlate these data with the findings of the examination.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F08.28

Committee: F08

Staff Manager: Joe Koury

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 08-11-2019

Technical Contact: Kaleb Dempsey

Item: 005

Ballot: F08 (19-06)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 004

Ballot: F08 (20-04)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 008

Ballot: F08 (22-03)

Status: Ballot Item Approved