Product Specs

PETROGRAPHY/MINEROLOGY (Thin section)
Quartz
Clay
Including lithic fragments and pellets
Matrix and deformed pellets
Goethite
Muscovite
Zircon, rutile, leucoxene, tourmaline,monazite
Voids
67%
16%
(12)
(4)
3%
1%
Tr
13%
X-RAY DIFFRACTION MINEROLOGY Minus 2um fraction
% by weight 3
BULK DENSITY
(f.m.-3) 2.3
WATER ABSORPTION
% by weight 2.63
% by volume 6.34
DURABILITY (resistance to salt crystallization)
% weight loss after 15 cycles 0.1
mode of decay slight pitting
durability classification A/high
ULTRASONIC PULSE VELOCITY (m.s.-1)
XX direction (parallel to bedding) 4180
YY direction (parallel to bedding normal to XX) 4210
ZZ direction (perpendicular to bedding) 3750
COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH (Mpa) (uniaxial, un confined)
Average Dry: perpendicular to bedding 19.5
Average Soaked: perpendicular to bedding 15.1
Ratio soaked / dry 0.8
DIMENSION STABILITY
Total dimensional change after 10 cycles (%)
perpendicular to bedding 0.001
parallel to bedding 0.001
Fist cycle dimensional change (wet-fry) %
perpendicular to bedding 0.02
parallel to bedding 0.01
COEFFICIENT OF LINEAR THERMAL EXPANSION (Average for 10 cycles)
perpendicular to bedding 9.7mm/mm/ºCx10-6
parallel to bedding 9.7mm/mm/ºCx10-6
FLEXURAL STRENGTH (Mpa) (Thickness 40mm)
Average dry 10.8
Range dry 9.6 – 10.8
Average Soaked 9.9
Range Soaked 9.6 – 10.2
The Technical Analysis was provided by an independent, accrediting laboratory. However, as sandstone is a natural material, these figures of physical properties could vary, and purchasers and users of the products should satisfy themselves as to the physical properties of the sandstone product, and its suitability for a particular application. Queensland Quarry Direct Sandstone accepts no responsibility for use of the Technical Analysis, nor any liability whatsoever arising from its use.