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Standard Terminology Relating to Dimension Stone

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  • Revision: 2019 Edition, May 1, 2019
  • Published Date: May 1, 2019
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASTM International (ASTM)
  • Page Count: 8
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: Yes

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Dimension stone, as used here, is natural stone that has been selected and fabricated to specific sizes or shapes, with or without one or more mechanically dressed or finished surfaces, for use as building facing, curbing, paving stone, monuments and memorials, and various industrial products. The term dimension stone is in contradistinction to crushed and broken stone, such as is used for aggregate, roadstone, fill, or chemical raw materials. Because all stone is a natural material, the definition excludes all manmade materials that simulate stone. In common practice, some dimension stones are reinforced, filled, or surface treated.

Terms used in definitions and nomenclature shall be interpreted in accordance with commonly accepted scientific and technical terms of the geological sciences except as otherwise specifically noted.

Examples of such exceptions are the broader commercial definitions of granite and marble, which have become well established in the dimension stone industry and trade. Definitions and terms included in these definitions have been formulated in accordance with common industrial usage where this is not in conflict with current scientific usage.