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SPECIFICATION OF ZAFARANA SAND

The unique specification of Zafarana sand is characterized by its

  • Low content of humidity
  • Low content of iron oxides
  • Variety according to granulometry

CHEMICAL & GRANULOMETRIC ANALYSIS OF EL-ZAFARANA SILICA SAND

Granulometric  Analysis

Mesh 28 %

Mesh 24 %

 

Chemical  Analysis

 

%

Less than   :  0.125  mm

0.5 to 4

0.5 to 4

 

Pure Silica (Si O2)

Min

99.60

From   0.125 : 0.150  mm

10 to 30

10 to 30

 

Al. Oxide  (Al2 O3)

Max

0.15

From   0.150 : 0.250  mm

30 to  60

30 to  60

 

Fe. Oxide (Fe2 O3)

Max

0.0155

From   0.250 : 0.425  mm

50 to 65

50 to 65

 

Mg. Oxide (Mg O)

Max

0.005

From   0.425 : 0.600  mm

10 to  15

10 to  15

 

Ca. Oxide (Ca O)

Max

0.03

From   0.600 : 0. 850  mm

1 to  3

1 to  5

 

Burning Losses L.O.I.

Max

0.18

Bigger than  :  0.850  mm

0.5 to 1

0 to 2

 

Moisture

Max

0.04

N.B.

  • For silica sand the maximum ferric oxide (Fe2 O3) content could reach:
  • 155 ppm for (grade 1) and 220 ppm for (grade 2

The above characteristics represent the average analysis performed by SGS for different samples from six different sites in our Quarries.