2516 22 00 Merely cut, by sawing or otherwise, into blocks or slabs of a rectangular (including square) shape
The HS Explanatory Notes to subheading 2515 12 apply,
2516 90 00 Other monumental or building stone
This subheading includes:1. hard rocks like porphyry, syenite, lava, basalt, gneiss, trachyte, diabase, diorite, phonolite, liparite, gabbro, labradoriteand peridotite;2. calcareous monumental or building stones not falling within heading No 2515, i.e., with an apparent specific gravity of less than 2,5, crude, roughly trimmed or merely cut, by sawing or otherwise, into blocks or slabs of a rectangular(including square) shape of any thickness;3. serpentine or ophite, crude, roughly trimmed or merely cut, by sawing or otherwise, into blocks or slabs of a rectangular(including square) shape of any thickness.
2518 Dolomite, whether or not calcined; dolomite roughly trimmed or merely cut, by sawing or otherwise,into blocks or slabs of a rectangular (including square) shape; agglomerated dolomite (including tarreddolomite)
2518 10 00 Dolomite not calcined
Dolomite is a natural double carbonate of calcium and magnesium. It remains classified in this subheading even when it hasbeen given a light heat-treatment which does not alter its chemical composition.This subheading covers dolomite, non calcined, crude, roughly trimmed (roughly squared) or merely cut, by sawing or by splitting, into blocks or slabs of a rectangular (including square) shape.
2518 20 00 Calcined dolomite
Calcined dolomite is a dolomite which has been subjected to a high temperature heat-treatment (about 1 500
C for dead-burned (sintered) dolomite and about 800
C for caustic burned dolomite which alters its chemical composition by drivingoff carbon dioxide.
2519 Natural magnesium carbonate (magnesite); fused magnesia; dead-burned (sintered) magnesia, whetheror not containing small quantities of other oxides added before sintering; other magnesium oxide,whether or not pure
2519 90 10 Magnesium oxide, other than calcined natural magnesium carbonate
This subheading includes:1. magnesium oxide obtained by calcination of either magnesium hydroxide or precipitated magnesium carbonate andused particularly in pharmacy; this substance is a white powder with a purity of not less than 98 %;2. magnesium oxide obtained by fusing previously calcined magnesite; magnesite is calcined at 1 400 to 1 800
C; themagnesia obtained is then fused in an electric arc at a temperature of 2 800 to 3 000
C, once cooled it produces acrystalline product consisting almost wholly of magnesium oxide (fused magnesia); this is extremely pure (at least 95 %)and consists of glass-like crystals;3. magnesium oxide derived from sea water; this is obtained by calcination of magnesium hydroxide precipitated from seawater: the product is usually 91 to 98 % pure and contains more boron as its characteristic impurity than does dead-burned (sintered) magnesia (about 100 ppm as against about 40 ppm).
2520 Gypsum; anhydrite; plasters (consisting of calcined gypsum or calcium sulphate) whether or notcoloured, with or without small quantities of accelerators or retarders
2520 20 10 Building
Building plaster is manufactured by subjecting crude gypsum (gypsum rock or other gypsum-bearing materials, e.g.,by-products of the chemical industry) to a special dressing and calcining process. Specific characteristics can be obtainedthrough the introduction of additives during the manufacturing process. These take the form of floating agents (i.e., sub-stances which affect the characteristics of the gypsum — e.g., its consistency or adhesive properties — in a particular way),and retarders or accelerators.Building plaster is used, for example, as stucco, for plastering walls and ceilings, in the manufacture of building panels orother construction elements, or for jointing tiles.
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