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Silica Sand

BARCO Sand 55

Barco Sand 55 is a Lake and Bank sand. The sub-rounded shapes and natrual oxides make this quality of sand ideal for iron foundries.

Advantages BARCO Sand 55

  • Ideal for iron foundries

BARCO SAND 55 SPECIFICATIONS

Mesh mm (% retained)
20 0,850 0.00
30 0,600 2.00
40 0,425 8.00
50 0,300 22.00
70 0,212 36.00
100 0,150 26.00
140 0,106 6.00
200 0,075  
AFS/GFN 55.0    

Technical Specifications

Symbol Name Percentage
SiO2 (Crystalline Silica) 94.85%
Al2O3 (Aluminum Oxide) 2.81%
Fe2O3 (Iron Oxide) 0.21%
K2O (Potassium Oxide) 1.35%
Na2O (Sodium Dioxide) 0.29%
CaO (Calcium Oxide) 0.21%
MgO (Magnesium Oxide) 0.09%

Characteristics

Mineral Quartz
Solubility Insoluble
Specific Gravity 2.65
Bulk Density (aerated) 99 lbs./ft.3
Grain Shape Sub-angular
Hardness 7 Mohs (see our hardness index)

Packaging:

  • 55 lb paper bags, 2200 lb (40 bags) Super Sacs
  • Custom screened and larger sizes available upon request.

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Warning: The product contains crystalline silica - quartz, which can cause silicosis (an occupational lung disease) and lung cancer. For detailed information on the potential health effect of crystalline silica - quarz, see our MSDS.

Disclaimer: The information set forth in this Product Data Sheet represents typical properties of the product described; the information and the typical values are not specification. Opta Minerals makes no representation or warranty concerning the Products, expressed or implied, by the Product Data Sheet