Minerals and some other materials - Specific Gravities

Specific gravity of some common minerals and other materials

MineralFormulaSpecific Gravity
Andesite 2.8
Barite 4.3
Basalt 2.9
Bauxite 2.4
Biotite complex 2.8 - 3.2
Calcite CaCO3 2.71
Cement clinker 3.1
Cement raw material 2.7
Chrome ore 4.1
Clay 2.2
Clay, calcined 2.3
Coal 1.6
Coke 1.5
Copper ore 3.0
Coral 2.7
Diorite 2.8
Dolomite CaMg(CO3) 2 2.85
Emery 3.5
Feldspar 2.6
Ferrochrome 6.7
Ferromanganese 5.9
Ferrosilicon 4.9
Flint 2.7
Fluorspar 3.0
Gabbro 2.8
Galena 5.4
Garnet 3.3
Glass 2.6
Gneiss 2.7
Gold ore 2.9
Granite 2.7
Graphite 1.8
Gravel 2.7
Gypsum CaSO4.2H2O 2.3
Gypsum rock 2.7
Hematite Fe2O3 5.2 - 5.3
Illite complex 2.6 - 2.86
Ilmenite 4.3
Iron ore 4.0
K Feldspar KAlSi3O8 2.54 - 2.57
Kaolinite Al2Si2O5(OH)4 2.61 - 2.66
Kyanite 3.2
Lead ore 3.4
Lead-zinc ore 3.4
Limestone 2.7
Limestone for cement 2.7
Magnesite, dead burned 5.2
Manganese ore 3.7
Mica 2.9
Molybdenum 2.7
Montmorillonite complex 2.74 - 2.78
Muscovite varies 2.76 - 3.0
Na Feldspar NaAlSi2O8 2.62 - 2.76
Nickel ore 3.3
Oil shale 1.8
Phosphate fertilizer 2.7
Phosphate rock 2.7
Potash ore 2.4
Potash salt 2.2
Pumice 2.0
Pyrite ore 3.5
Pyrrhotite ore 4.0
Quartz SiO2 2.65
Quartz 2.6
Quartzite 2.7
Rutile ore 2.8
Sandstone 2.7
Serpentine Mg3Si2O5(OH)4 2.5 - 2.6
Shale 2.6
Silica 2.7
Silica sand 2.7
Silicon carbide 2.7
Silver ore 2.7
Sinter 3.0
Slag 2.9
Slate 2.5
Sodium silicate 2.1
Spodumene ore 2.8
Syenite 2.7
Tile 2.6
Tin ore 3.9
Titanium ore 4.2
Trap rock 2.9
Uranium ore 2.7
Zinc ore 3.7

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