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Table 2 Particle size limits for coarse, medium and fine sand and silt fractions (USDA-NRCS 2014)

From: Characteristics of Nitisol profiles as affected by land use type and slope class in some Ethiopian highlands

Particle size fraction Sand (0.05–2 mm) Silt (0.002–0.05 mm)
Coarse 0.8–0.40 0.06–0.02
Medium 0.4–0.20 0.02–0.006
Fine 0.2–0.06 0.006–0.002