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Stuff [UK] (February 2011)

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Stuff is a men's journal that includes experiences of client electronics, and different articles of curiosity to a predominantly male viewers.

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All sulphates can attack concrete and mortar. Pyrite, marcasite, and pyrrhotite: Frequently found in natural aggregates. They may oxidize to sulphuric acid, and form iron oxides and hydroxides, which can attack or stain the concrete. 15. Magnetite: Black-coloured common mineral, Fe3 O4 Haematite: Red-coloured common mineral, Fe2 O3 Ilmenite: Black, weakly magnetic, less common mineral, FeTiO3 Limonite: Brown weathering product of iron-bearing mineral. These minerals give colour to rocks and also colour concrete.

Rock properties that influence the quality of the crushed product are hardness, fracture toughness, structure (fine- or coarse-grained or laminar), moisture content, and homogeneity. 8 Schematic diagrams of some types of crusher; solid shading highlights hardened wear-resistant elements: (a) single-toggle jaw crusher; (b) disc or gyrosphere crusher; (c) gyratory crusher; and (d) impact crusher (reprinted from Sims and Brown, 1998 ©1997, with permission from Elsevier). important since this mineral is harder than normal steel.

2. Processing of pit and terrace sources usually requires the following: a b Washing and scrubbing. These processes are carried out to remove unwanted materials such as excessive clay or silt fractions and/or soluble salts if present. Washing can occur by jetting during screening or by use of a washer barrel. More vigorous washing is carried out using ‘scrubbers’ which help to remove resistant clay lumps. Screening and sorting. Consistent aggregate size gradation is very important for producing good quality concrete.

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