Sand Particles and Bricks
Can you give me some information on sand particles used
to make bricks?
Familiar red ceramic bricks are made from primarily from clay and water.
When the clay/water mixture is heated to extremely high temperatures (up to
1800 deg F) the clay fuses to form a solid, strong mass, as with many other
Although brick fragments may appear to contain sand, what you see is
actually glassy particles created from the vitrification of the clay. For
more detail, go to the Brick Industry Association's web site (www.bia.org)
and look at Online Technical Note 9.
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Update: June 2012