CHEMICAL COMPOSITION

What’s in Clipsham Stone?

The chemical composition of Clipsham Stone describes the relative amounts of each chemical compound found in the block stone, these are approximated as follows:

Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) 97.56
Magnesium Oxide (MgO) 0.54
Aluminium and Iron Oxides (A12O3and Fe2O3) 0.83
Insoluble residue (chiefly SiO2) 0.84
Water and loss (H20) 0.23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Its chief physical properties are :
Specific gravity  2.42
Weight per cub. ft.  68kg.
Crushing resistance per sq. ft.  291.6 tons (Kirkaldy)

These results are from tests by BRE in 2006

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