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Gravel /ˈɡrævəl/ is composed of unconsolidated rock fragments that have a general particle size range and include size classes from granule- to boulder-sized fragments. Gravel is categorized by the Udden-Wentworth scale into granular gravel (2 to 4 mm or 0.079 to 0.157 in) and pebble gravel (4 to 64 mm or 0.2 to 2.5 in). One cubic metre of gravel typically weighs about 1,800 kg (or a cubic yard weighs about 3,000 pounds).
Gravel is an important commercial product, with a number of applications. Many roadways are surfaced with gravel, especially in rural areas where there is little traffic. Globally, far more roads are surfaced with gravel than with concrete or tarmac; Russia alone has over 400,000 km (250,000 mi) of gravel roads. Both sand and small gravel are also important for the manufacture of concrete.

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  1. conditor22

    Anyone know where Snow peak gravel pit is south of Stayton ?

    Does anyone know where Snow peak gravel pit is south of Stayton East of Scio? I heard you exit off 226 at the small town of Jordan I heard about this shooting area but haven't been able to find it. Does anyone have directions to it? Thanks.
  2. The loner

    Any gravel pits close to Pendleton Ore

    I am looking an gravel pit to shoot. I clean up my mess. Just moved to Kennewick Wa Thank You
  3. conman

    How safe is gravel as a backstop?

    Hello! I'm a newer shooter and just got my first pistol. Looking to do some outdoor shooting here soon. I was wondering how safe it is to shoot a target that's on/in front of gravel? Anyone have experiences with ricochets when hitting gravel? Thanks!
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