Table 4: Physical properties of quarry dust and natural sand.

PropertyQuarry dustNatural sandTest method

Specific gravity2.542.67IS 2386 (Part III) 1963
Bulk relative density (kg/m3)18001770IS 2386 (Part III) 1963
Absorption (%)1.41.2IS 2386 (Part III) 1963
Moisture content (%)NilNilIS 2386 (Part III) 1963