Green Sand is a Mixture of

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

Green sand is a mixture of

A. 30% sand and 70% clay 
B. 50% sand and 50% clay  
C. 70% sand and 30% clay  
D. 90% sand and 10% clay  

Choose the correct answer from the given options.

Answer: C – 70% sand and 30% clay

Green sand is a mixture of 70% sand and 30% clay.


If the sand contains 2 to 6% moisture, then the sand is known as green sand. Green sand is a mixture of around 70% sand and 30% clay, including moisture. Due to its great moldability, green sand can be easily handled by hand to achieve any desired shape.

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