stone dust

stone dust

[′stōn ‚dəst]
(mining engineering)
Inert dust spread on roadways in coal mines as a defense against the danger of coal-dust explosions; effective because the stone dust absorbs heat.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

stone dust

Pulverized stone used for walks, either mixed with earth and compacted or mixed with gravel to fill the spaces between irregular stones and produce a stable surface.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Coolers and harnesses on machines such as stone crushers and screeners, concrete pumps, air compressors and other off-road equipment are daily put to the test due to vibrations and external forces, as well as the fine stone dust in quarries and mines.
A stone dust trail will be built from Burtch Road to the Nature Park.
A FORMER quarry worker died after years of exposure to stone dust, an inquest heard.
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"In particular, companies who generate stone dust, which contains silica, should take precautions to protect their employees' health."
The first man fell into the 20m-high silo, which was half-full of stone dust, at Consolidated Brick, in Brindley Road, Grangetown, before the second man became trapped while trying to help.
In a dry-laid walk, the bricks rest on layers of stone and sand (the stone dust allows water to drain through, and the sand provides a cushion for minor adjustments).
Installation of two ADA benches; the spreading of 22 tons of stone dust along the Westville Lake community trail; universal trail access improvements (removing rocks and roots, raising grade in low wet areas, cutting back brush, spreading two tons of stone dust) to Long Loop trail; and an Eagle Scout service project: trail grade improvement with one ton of stone dust, and erosion repairs to 75 feet of remote section of the Westville Lake Community trail.