National Minerals Information Center

Pumice and Pumicite Statistics and Information

The main use for pumice is as an aggregate in lightweight building blocks and assorted building products. The other major applications for pumice and pumicite include abrasive, absorbent, concrete aggregate and admixture, filter aid, horticultural (including landscaping), and the stonewashing of denim.

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