Silica sand

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Description

Most natural sands are at least 98% silica. Sands that contain iron cannot be used to make glass.

Synonyms and Related Terms

arena silicea (Esp.); sable silicieux (Fr.); areia siliciosa (Port.); Quarzsand (Deut.); silica zand (Ned.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 687