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Stones - Weight and Strength

Weight and strength of sandstone, granite, limestone, marble and slate.

Stones - Weight and Strength
StoneCrushing Weight (lbf/in2)Shearing Strength (lbf/in2)Strength
(lbf)
Sandstone 150 8000 1500
Granite 170 15000 2000
Limestone 170 6000 1000
Marble 170 10000 1400
Slate 175 15000
  • 1 psi (lb/in2) = 6,894.8 Pa (N/m2)
  • 1 lbf (Pound force) = 4.45 N = 0.454 kp

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