Typical density ranges for some other rock types

Typical density ranges for some other rock types

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Typical density ranges for some other rock types
rock type density (grams per cubic cm)
amphibolite 2.79–3.14
andesite glass 2.40–2.57
anhydrite 2.82–2.93
anorthosite 2.64–2.92
basalt glass 2.70–2.85
chalk 2.23
dolomite 2.72–2.84
dunite 2.98–3.76
eclogite 3.32–3.45
gneiss 2.59–2.84
granodiorite 2.67–2.78
limestone 1.55–2.75
marble 2.67–2.75
norite 2.72–3.02
peridotite 3.15–3.28
quartzite 2.65
rock salt 2.10–2.20
schist 2.73–3.19
shale 2.06–2.67
slate 2.72–2.84
Source: After data from R.A. Daly, G.E. Manger, and S.P. Clark, Jr. (1966); A.F. Birch (1966); F. Press (1966); and R.N. Schock, B.P. Bonner, and H. Louis (1974) in Robert S. Carmichael, ed., Handbook of Physical Properties of Rocks, vol. III, CRC Press, Inc. (1984).
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