Re:Sand is Sand is Sand is Sand

Date: Tue Mar 02 1999 - 23:03:41 PST

Date: Tue, 2 Mar 1999 23:03:41 -0800
Message-Id: <aabcdefg644$foo@default>
Subject: Re:Sand is Sand is Sand is Sand

I guess that the main property of silica sand is that, it is the main
ingredient of glass, Glass will not react with any chemicals. Sand,
defined as crushed rock may contain limestone as well as silicates. The
way that I test to see if my sand is acceptable, is to drop a few drops
of muriatic acid (HCL) on the sand and look for a fizzing, bubbling, or
some type of chemical reaction. If no reaction is observed then the sand
(whatever it's ilk) should be acceptable.
        I have personally carted buckets of east coast (U.S.) coastal plane
sand, shoveled from the middle of the road (off road areas) to mix with
peat for some of my plantings. On another note I have used Pine Bark
(mulch) as a soil amender, buffer and top dressing, for many of my CP

Michael A Sankovich
>Topic No. 11
>Date: Tue, 2 Mar 1999 12:52:13 -0500 (EST)
>From: "Carl Strohmenger (HSC)" <>
>To: Multiple recipients of list <>
>Subject: Re: Silica sand
>Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.02.9903021245020.28181-100000@com1>
>Sand is Sand is Sand . . .
>The only thing you need to be concerned about is whether the sand
>gives a
>pH other than neutral (pH 7) when you add it to water. Coarse grained
>fine grained - it doesn't matter. Sand is sand. Any ground up rock
>does not dissolve in water and doesn't change the pH is OK to grow
>- Carl
>On Tue, 2 Mar 1999, someone wrote:
>> I'd like to know what is so special about silica sand, I'm trying to
>> it, but it's kida hard where I live (I've tried several stores etc
>in or
>End of CP Digest 1739

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