Which is bigger silt or clay?
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Soil is made up of different-sized particles. Sand particles tend to be the biggest. Clay particles are very small – less than 0.002 mm.
In the Udder–Wentworth scale (due to Crumbing), silt particles range between 0.0039 and 0.0625 mm, larger than clay but smaller than sand particles. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Texture Classification system, the sand–silt distinction is made at the 0.05 mm particle size.