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Unified Facilities Guide Specification Section 02731, available at:
has specifications for aggregate surfacing, inluding gradtions, composition of fines (with limits for Liquid Limit (LL) and plasticity index (PI), etc.  They list 4 categories for the gradation.  From several of the trail building sites on the net, the No. 4 gradation appears to be closest to what the trail building sites state for typical gradations for "crusher fines." 
Bill Cain, S.E.
Berkeley CA
-----Original Message-----
From: Sherman, William <ShermanWC(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Sent: Mon, 13 Mar 2006 16:32:46 -0500
Subject: RE: SOG gravel base topping

Bill Polhemus: Do those ASTM's define the gradation and properties of
"crusher fines" or only how do test for sieve analysis?  What do you
refer to in those ASTM's to get crusher fines? 

As with Nels, I have been searching for specification language for
"crusher fines" to be used below slabs on grade. 

William C. Sherman, PE 
(Bill Sherman) 
CDM, Denver, CO
Phone: 303-298-1311
Fax: 303-293-8236
email: shermanwc(--nospam--at)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Polhemus, Bill [mailto:BPolhemus(--nospam--at)] 
> Sent: Monday, March 13, 2006 10:20 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: RE: PT SOG gravel base topping
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nels Roselund [mailto:njineer(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Monday, March 13, 2006 10:42 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: RE: PT SOG gravel base topping
> Harold,
> Is there an ASTM or other standard for crusher fines, or an 
> enforceable, commonly recognized definition?
> -----/Original Message/-----
> C117 Test Method for Materials Finer Than 75-m (No. 200) 
> Sieve in Mineral Aggregates by Washing
> C136-05 Standard Test Method for Sieve Analysis of Fine and 
> Coarse Aggregates AASHTO No. T27 Sieve Analysis of Fine and 
> Coarse Aggregates

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