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ASTM C 616: CLASSIFICATION OF SANDSTONE--TYPE II QUARTZITE SANDSTONE

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Composition
Silicon Dioxide 72.8 percent Iron Oxide (Ferrous) 2.50 percent
Aluminum Oxide 12.2 percent Magnesium Oxide 1.20 percent
Iron Oxide (Ferric) 1.92 percent Sodium Oxide .85 percent
Calcium Oxide (Lime) .70 percent Titanium Oxide 1.16 percent
Acid Resistance: N/A
Edge Detail: Sawn, Thermal, Rock Face, Bullnose, Honed
Texture: Thermal, Natural Cleft, Honed
Thickness Range: 3/8” to 30” thick
Lippage/Warpage: Quality Controlled
Flaking: Quality Controlled
Sealer Recommendation: N/A
Percentage Breakage: Quality Controlled
Approximate Crate Size: 42” x 48” pallet, 3,500 lbs.
Recommended Areas of Usage: Interior, Exterior
Peculiar Characteristics: Only quarried in Northeast Pennsylvania and Southern New York
ASTM QUALIFICATIONS OF SANDSTONE
ASTM C-97: ABSORPTION & BULK SPECIFIC GRAVITY
SAMPLE ID ABSORPTION SPECIFIC GRAVITY
#1 1.09% 2.810 (162.86 pcf)
#2 1.04% 2.607 (162.68 pcf)
#3 1.11% 2.608 (162.74 pcf) 
Average 1.08% 2.608 (162.74 pcf)
ASTM C-99: MODULUS OF RUPTURE
SAMPLE ID PARALLEL TO BED PERPENDICULAR TO BED
#1 2093 psi 2901 psi
#2 2268 psi 2842 psi
#3 2188 psi 2755 psi 
#4 2209 psi 2951 psi
#5 2213 psi 2832 psi
Average 2194 psi 2856 psi
ASTM C-170: COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH DRY CONDITION
SAMPLE ID PARALLEL TO BED PERPENDICULAR TO BED
#1 14235 psi 18523 psi
#2 13960 psi 18910 psi
#3 14891 psi 18546 psi
#4 15124 psi 17953 psi
#5 14200 psi 17997 psi
Average 14482 psi 18386 psi
ASTM C-170: COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH WET CONDITION
SAMPLE ID PARALLEL TO BED PERPENDICULAR TO BED
#1 13120 psi 17424 psi
#2 12900 psi 17019 psi
#3 13006 psi 16841 psi
#4 12854 psi 16420 psi
#5 12910 psi 17283 psi
Average 12958 psi 16988 psi
ASTM C-241 ABRASION RESISTANCE TO FOOT TRAFFIC
SAMPLE ID THERMAL FACE NATURAL CLEFT
#1 26.8 9.2
#2 27.4 8.8
#3 26.9 8.6
Average 27.0 8.9