Silica Sand:

Silica sand is exploited from south Sinai (500,000 MTPA) and from Zaafarana along the red sea coast (60,000 MTPA). That Sand in particular is quite pure and used for the manufacturing of glass sheets, crystal and different glass containers.

I. Sinai Silica Sand:

Constituents

Type 1

Type 2

Type 3

SiO2

99.60% min.

99% min.

97.00 %  min.

Fe2O3

0.016 % max.

0.016 : 0.030 %

0.05 : 0.120 %

Al2O3

0.30 % max.

0.15 : 0.30 %

0.70 % max.

TiO2

0.016 : 0.04 %

0.016 : 0.04 %

0.04 % max.

CaO

0.03% max.

0.03% max.

0.07 % max.

MgO

0.005% max.

0.005% max.

0.04 % max.

Cr2O3

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0.0005 % max.

Na2O

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K2O

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MnO

Nil

Nil

 

L.O.I.
(1050-0000C)

0.13 - 0.30

0.13 - 0.30

 

          Size: Run of mine or crushed 0 to 30 cm max.

II. Zaafarana Silica Sand:


Constituents Specifications

SiO2

99.60 min.

Fe2O3

0.016 % max.

Al2O3

0.30 % max.

TiO2

0.016 – 0.04 %

CaO

0.03 max.

MgO

0.005 max.

Cr2O3

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