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Below you will find a summary of technical information relating to Palabora vermiculite.
Crude vermiculite from the Palabora mine consists of golden to brown flakes, which are carefully classified into five grades, each with a specified range of particle sizes, as detailed in the table below:
|Grade||Particle size distribution minimum 80% retained (mm)||Typical loose bulk density kg/m3 *|
|Large||-8.0 + 2.8||700-850|
|Medium||-4.0 + 1.4||800-950|
|Fine||-2.0 + 0.710||850-1050|
|Superfine||-1.0 + 0.355||850-1050|
|Micron||-0.710 + 0.250||850-1050|
* with compaction in storage or transit can increase to 1250kg/m3
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