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Material Characteristics

Material

Density
[lbs/ft3]

Angle of Angle of
Repose Surcharge
()
()
Lower Upper

Alumina

50

65

22

10

Aluminium Oxide

70

120

29

15

Aluminium Silicate

49

49

44

Aluminium Sulphate

54

54

32

20

15

45

30

Ammonium Chloride

52

52

44

10

Ammonium Nitrate

45

45

44

25

Ammonium Sulphate

45

58

32

10

Anthracite

60

60

27

20

Asbestos

81

81

44

25

Aluminium, Chips

Asbestos, Shredded

19

25

45

30

Ash (Coal, dry)

40

45

42

30

Asphalt

80

86

45

30

Barytes

180

180

44

20

Basalt, (50-80mm) lump

105

110

25

Bauxite, (75mm) lump

75

85

44

20

Bauxite, ground dry

68

68

29

20

Bauxite, R.O.M.

80

90

31

20

Bentonite, 100 Mesh

50

60

42

20

Bentonite, Crude

34

40

44

20

Bicarbonate of Soda

41

41

32

20

Borax, lumps

60

65

44

20

Brick, hard

125

125

42

30

Brick, soft

100

100

42

30

Carbon, powder

44

10

Cast Iron, chips

130

200

45

30

Cement, clinker

75

95

40

25

Cement, Portland

94

94

44

25

Cement, Portland loose

60

84

40

20

Cement, Portland slurry

91

91

Chalk, (50-80mm) lump

80

86

45

10

Chalk, 100 Mesh

65

75

45

25

Charcoal

17

25

35

25
25

Clay, dry loose lumps


Clay, dry fines
Clinker

62

75

45

100

120

35

20

37

96

35

25

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Coal, coking pulverized

30

37

Coal, bituminous, R.O.M.

45

55

38

25

Coal, lignite

45

55

38

25

Coal, anthracite

60

60

27

20

Coal, bituminous 100 Mesh

50

54

45

25

Coal, bituminous 12mm

43

50

40

25

Coke, breeze

25

35

45

22

Coke, run of oven

25

30

30

25

Coke, loose

23

35

44

30

Coke, petroleum calcined

35

45

44

20

Compost

10

30

50

44

25

Concrete, 150mm lump

110

150

15

Concrete, wet

110

156

10

Concrete, slag

90

110

30

20

Concrete, blocks

130

150

Copper Ore, crushed

130

156

44

25

Copper Sulphate

75

85

31

20

Cork, granulated

12

15

40

30

Cryolite

110

110

44

20

Cryolite (50-80mm) lump

20

100

105

44

Cryolite, dust

75

90

44

Diatomaceous earth

11

14

44

25

Dolomite, lump

90

100

0
20

Earth, dry
Earth, wet mud
Earth, excavated dry
Earth, wet

69

81

45

100

109

70

80

35

20

100

110

45

20

Epsom Salts

40

50

44

25

Feldspar, (30-80mm) lump

91

109

34

20

Feldspar, 12mm screenings

70

85

38

20

Flour, wheat

41

41

10

Fluorspar, (38-75mm) lump

110

120

46

30

Fluorspar, 12mm screenings

35

105

45

30

Flue dust, boiler dry

34

41

20

Foundry sand, loose

81

91

15

Foundry slag

70

100

44

15

Garbage, household

50

50

Granite, (38-60mm) lump

85

90

29

10

Granite, (80-150mm) lump

85

90

29

10

Granite, 12mm screening

80

90

29

10

Granite, chips

95

100

44

15

Granite, flakes

40

40

44

10

Gravel

90

100

40

20

Gravel, dry

91

100

40

25

Gravel, wet

100

125

40

20

Guano, dry

70

70

29

10

Gypsum (12-75mm)

70

80

30

10

Gypsum, (80-150mm) lump

70

80

30

20

Gypsum, dust

60

70

42

30

Illmenite

140

140

44

10

Iron, ore

100

200

35

25

25

25

40

30

Iron, chips

125

125

30

30

Iron, ore crushed

135

150

30

20

Iron, pellets

131

175

35

10

Kaolin clay

62

62

35

Kaolin, ground

42

56

45

Kaolin, 100 mesh

42

56

45

30

Iron Oxide, pigment

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Kaolin, <75mm lumps

63

63

35

20

Lactose

32

32

44

10

200

270

30

15

Lead, ore
Lead, arsenate

72

72

45

25

Lead, oxides

60

150

45

25

Lime, fine

60

66

43

Lime, ground < 3mm

60

60

43

30

Lime, hydrated

32

40

42

25

Limestone, (50-80mm) lump

90

95

45

25

Limestone, agricultural 3mm

68

68

44

10

Limestone, crushed

85

90

35

25

Magnesium chloride

33

33

40

25

Magnesium Sulphate

70

70

44

20

Manganese dioxide

80

80

44

20

125

140

40

20

70

70

44

10
10

Manganese, ore
Manganese, Sulphate
Marble, crushed <12mm

90

95

44

Mica, (50-80mm) lump

91

95

Molybdenite, powdered

107

107

40

20

Nickel, ore

80

150

44

35

Paper, pulp

40

62

19

Paper, pulp pellets

12

25

10

Phosphate, rock

75

85

40

25

Phosphate, ground

51

51

45

30

Potash, salts

80

80

29

10

Potassium carbonate

51

51

29

10

120

130

44

15

Potassium nitrate

76

76

29

10

Potassium Sulphate

42

48

45

30

Pyrites Iron, 50-75mm

135

145

29

20

Pyrites, pellets

Potassium chloride, pellets

120

130

44

10

Quartz, 38-75mm

85

95

35

25

Quartz, 50-80mm lump

91

95

35

25

Quartz, dust

70

80

40

Quartz, screenings

80

90

35

15

100

110

44

20

Rubber, pellets

50

55

35

20

Rubber, reclaimed

25

30

32

18

Salt, dry course

40

55

35

20

Salt, dry fine

70

80

25

Sand, foundry

90

100

44

30

Rock, soft excavated

Sand, foundry shakeout


Sand, littoral damp
Sand, littoral dry

90

100

39

25

110

130

45

25
20

90

110

35

125

125

29

10

Sandstone, chips

85

90

44

20

Sawdust

10

13

36

Sewage, sludge

40

50

29

10

Shale, broken

90

100

29

10

Shale, crushed

85

90

39

25

Sand, siliceous dry

Slag, blast furnace, crushed

80

90

25

10

Soda, ASM

55

65

32

25

Sugar, beet, pulp dry

12

15

35

30

Sugar, beet, pulp wet

25

45

35

30

Sugar, cane knifed

15

18

45

30

Sugar, powdered

50

60

44

10

Sugar, raw cane

55

65

45

20

Sugar, beet wet

55

65

30

20

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Sulphur, crushed <12mm

50

60

44

15

Sulphur, <75mm

80

85

44

15

Talc, 12mm screenings

80

90

29

20

Talc, powder

50

60

20

10

Wheat

45

48

28

10

Wood, chips

10

30

45

30

Zinc, concentrates

75

80

25

Zinc, ore crushed

160

160

38

20

Zinc, oxide heavy

30

35

55

10

Zinc, oxide light

10

15

45

10

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