1/1/2018
Safety Data Sheet

Product Identity: Garnet Sand IG

Section I - CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
Product Name      Garnet Sand IG      
Other Names Garnet Andradite      
Recommended Use                Abrasive jet cutting, filtration and blast cleaning media.      
Manufacturer Opta Minerals Inc., 407 Parkside Drive   Supplier  CEI Carbon Enterprises Inc.
Address PO Box 260, Waterdown, Ontario, Canada, L0R 2H0   Address 28205 Scippo Creek Rd
Telephone Number (905) 689-361     Circleville, OH 43113
Emergency Number CHEMTREC (Canada & USA), 1-800-424-9300, 24 hours   Telephone Number               800-344-5770
CHEMTREC (outside North America), 1-703-527-3887, 24 hours   Fax 888-204-9656
Section II - COMPOSITION /INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Chemical Name  CAS No.                         %       Other Identifiers
Silica, amorphous 61790-53-2 30-40 SiO2
Iron Oxide 1309-37-1 25-35 Fe2O3
Calcium oxide, reacted 1305-78-8 20-30              CaO
Andradite 15078-96-3 <99  
Aluminum oxide 1344-28-1 1-5 AI2O3
Manganese oxide 1317-35-7 1-3 MnO
Magnesium oxide 1309-48-4 1-3 MgO
Titanium Dioxide 13463-67-7 1-3 TiO2
Zirconium oxide 1314-23-4 1-3 ZrO2
Silica, crystalline quartz                            14808-60-7 <1 SiO2
Section III - HAZARD(S) IDENTIFICATION
GHS Classification 
Carcinogenicity - category 1A; Specific target organ toxicity (repeated exposure) - Category 1
 GHS Label Elements

Danger 
May cause cancer or damage to respiratory system through prolonged or repeated exposure by inhalation.
Section IV - FIRST-AID MEASURES
Inhalation   Move to fresh air.  If experiencing respiratory symptoms (e.g. coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing), call Poison Centre or doctor.
Skin Contact    Wash gently and thoroughly with lukewarm, gently flowing water and mild soap for 5 minutes.
Eye Contact Immediately rinse the contaminated eye(s) with lukewarm, gently flowing water for 15-20 minutes, while holding the eyelid(s) open.  
If eye irritation persists, get medical advice/attention.
Ingestion Never give anything by mouth if victim is rapidly losing consciousness, or is unconscious or convulsing.  Do not induce vomiting.  
Call a Poison Centre or doctor if you feel unwell or are concerned.
Most Important Symptoms and Effects, Acute and Delayed 
May irritate or cause inflammation or pulmonary fibrosis of the respiratory system.
Immediate Medical Attention and Special Treatment
                      Target Organs 

Respiratory system.
Section V - FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Extinguishing Media
        Suitable Extinguishing Media Not combustible.  Use extinguishing agent suitable for surrounding fire.
        Unsuitable Extinguishing Media   Not applicable.
Specific Hazards Arising from the Chemical 
Does not burn.
This product presents no unusual hazards in a fire situation.
Not known to generate any hazards in a fire situation.
Special Protective Equipment and Precautions for Fire-fighters
No special precautions are necessary.
Section VI - ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Personal Precautions, Protective Equipment, and Emergency Procedures 
Use the personal protective equipment recommended in Section 8 of this safety data sheet.  Review Section 7 (Handling) of this safety data sheet before proceeding with clean-up.
Environmental Precautions
Although this product is not classified as an environmentally hazardous material, large or frequent spills may cause 
potential problems.
Methods and Materials for Containment and Cleaning Up
Avoid generating dust.  Collect using shovel/scoop or approved HEPA vacuum and place in a suitable container for disposal.
Section VII - HANDLING AND STORAGE
Precautions for Safe Handling 
Avoid generating dusts.  Wear personal protective equipment to avoid direct contact with this chemical.
Conditions for Safe Storage
Store in an area that is: dry.
Section VII - EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
   ACGIH TLV® OSHA PEL AIHA WEEL
Chemical Name  TWA STEL              TWA Ceiling           8-hr TWA          TWA              
Silica, amorphous      6 mg/m3 *      
Iron Oxide 5 mg/m3 * A4   10 mg/m3 *             
Calcium oxide, reacted 2 mg/m3    5 mg/m3       
Aluminum oxide 1 mg/m3 * A4   5 mg/m3 *      
Manganese oxide 0.2 mg/m3          
Magnesium oxide 10 mg/m3 * A4   15 mg/m3      
Titanium Dioxide 10 mg/m3   15 mg/m3      
Zirconium oxide 10 mg/m3          
Silica, crystalline quartz     0.025 mg/m3 * A2           
Andradite 5 mg/m3          

* respirable total dust, OHSA (PEL)= 15 mg/m3 crystalline Silica, ACGIH, TWA 0.16 mg/m3 (ACGIH), 0.025 mg/m3, respirable.

Appropriate Engineering Controls
Do not allow product to accumulate in the air in work or storage areas, or in confined spaces.  Use local exhaust ventilation, if general ventilation is not adequate to control amount in the air.
Individual Protection Measures
     Eye/face Protection 
     Wear chemical safety goggles and face shield when contact is possible.  Do not get in eyes.
     Skin Protection
     Avoid repeated or prolonged skin contact.  Always wear insulated protective clothing, if contact is possible.
     Respiratory Protection
     Wear a NIOSH approved air-purifying respirator with N95 or higher rating filter(s).
     In conditions where the levels of airborne dust exceed the capabilities of the above
     referenced respirators, a supplied-air respirator may be necessary.
Section IX - PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Basic Physical and Chemical Properties
Appearance Grey-brown crystalline.
Odour Faint
Odour Threshold Not applicable
pH Not applicable
Melting Point/Freezing Point                                Not applicable (freezing)
Initial Boiling Point/Range Not applicable
Flash Point Not applicable
Evaporation Rate Not applicable
Upper/Lower Flammability or
Explosive Limit
Not applicable (upper); Not applicable (lower)
Vapour Pressure Not applicable
Vapour Density (air=1) Not applicable
Relative Density (water=1) Not applicable
Solubility Not applicable in water
Auto-ignition Temperature Not applicable
Other Information  
Physical State Solid
Section X - STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Reactivity Not reactive under normal conditions of use.
Chemical Stability Normally stable.
Possibility of Hazardous Reactions   Not applicable.
Conditions to Avoid Generation of dust.
Incompatible Materials Strong acids (e.g. hydrochloric acid).
Strong oxidizing agents (e.g. perchloric acid).
Hazardous Decomposition Products     Not applicable.
Section XI - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Likely Routes of Exposure    
Inhalation    
Acute Toxicity    
Chemical Name  LC50 LD50 (oral) LD50 (dermal) 
Silica, amorphous  Not available 3,160 mg/kg (rat) Not available
Iron Oxide Not available > 10,000 mg/kg (rat) Not available
Calcium oxide, reacted Not available > 2,000 mg/kg (rat) Not available
Aluminum oxide Not available > 5,000 mg/kg (rat) Not available
Manganese oxide Not available Not available Not available
Magnesium oxide Not available 810 mg/kg (mouse) Not available
Titanium Dioxide > 6,820 mg/m3 (rat)      > 25,000 mg.kg (rat)    Not available
Zirconium oxide Not available > 8,800 mg/kg (rat) Not available
Silica, crystalline quartz       Not available 22,500 mg/kg (rat) Not available
Andradite Not available Not available Not available
Skin Corrosion/Irritation        
May cause irritation.      
Serious Eye Damage/Irritation    
May cause irritation or injury due to mechanical abrasion.
STOT (Specific Target Organ Toxicity) - Single Exposure
     Inhalation
     May irritate or cause inflammation or pulmonary fibrosis of the respiratory system.
     Skin Absorption
     May cause irritation.
     Ingestion
     May cause irritation or nausea.
Aspiration Hazard
May be drawn into the lungs (aspirated) if swallowed or vomited.
STOT (Specific Target Organ Toxicity) - Repeated Exposure
Long term inhalation of dusts can attribute to risk of lung diseases.
Inhalation of respirable silica dust may not cause noticeable injury or illness even though permanent lung damage may 
be occurring.  Inhalation of silica dust may cause serious health effects which can include the following; Silicosis, 
Accelerated Silicosis, Acute Silicosis, Cancer, Autoimmune Disease, Tuberculosis and Kidney Disease.
Respiratory and/or Skin Sensitization
May cause irritation on prolonged contact.
Carcinogenicity
Crystalline Silica (quartz) has been determined as carcinogen.
Reproductive Toxicity
     Development of Offspring
     There is no evidence this product contributes Teratogenicity or Embryotoxicity.
     Sexual Function and Fertility
     No ingredients in this product are known to contribute to reproductive toxicity.
Germ Cell Mutagenicity
Not known to be a mutagen.
Interactive Effects
None known.
Section XII - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Although this product is not classified as an environmentally hazardous material, large or frequent spills may cause potential problems. 
Section XIII - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Disposal Methods 
Contact local environmental authorities for approved disposal or recycling methods in your jurisdiction.  The required
hazard evaluation of the waste and compliance with the applicable hazardous waste laws are the responsibility of the
user.
Section XIV - TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Not regulated under canadian TDG Regulations.  Not regulated under US DOT Regulations. 
Section XV - REGULATORY INFORMATION
Safety, Health and Environmental Regulations 
Canada
     This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations and 
     the SDS contains all the information required by the Controlled Products Regulations.
Section XVI - OTHER INFORMATION
SDS Prepared By Mark Bryans
Phone No. (905) 689-7361, ext 234
Date of Preparation October 24, 2014
Key to Abbreviations        ACGIH® = American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
OSHA = US Occupational Safety and Health Administration
HSDB® = Hazardous Substances Data Bank
References CHEMINFO database.  Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).
Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS®) database.  Accelrys, Inc.
Available from Canadian Centre of Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).  HSDB®
database.  US National Library of Medicine.  Available from Canadian Centre for Occupational
Health and Safety (CCOHS).  NIOSH Pocket Guide database.  National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health.  Available from Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).
Disclaimer To the best of our knowledge, the information contained herein is accurate.
Although certain hazards are described herein, we can not guarantee that these are the only 
hazards that exist.
CEI assumes no liability arising out of the use of this product by others.

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