Minimum Size of the Particles of Silt Soil is

By Aina Parasher|Updated : July 26th, 2022

Minimum size of the particles of silt soil is

  1. 0.002 mm
  2. 0.04 mm
  3. 0.06 mm
  4. 0.08 mm

Answer: A. 0.002 mm

Minimum size of the particles of silt soil is 0.002 mm.

Solution

Classification of soil based on their particle size:

  • Gravel 80 mm to 4.75 mm
  • Sand 4.75 mm to 0.075 mm
  • Silt 0.075 mm to 0.002 mm
  • Clay less than 0.002 mm

Hence, minimum size of silt particle is 0.002 mm.

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