Silver Sand

A sand with a very low iron content, and is much favoured in the manufacture of high-quality optical glass. The silver colour is a result of it being almost pure silica and there being virtually no contamination with other minerals.

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Density 2600 kgm-3Clip
Thermal conductivity 0.3 to 0.4 Wm-1K-1Clip
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See also: Sand.

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Subjects: Chemistry Civil Engineering