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    Material densities might be of use to someone.......

    http://www.simetric.co.uk/si_materials.htm



    Material - powder, ore, solids, etc.
    kg/cu.m.
    Alfalfa, ground 256
    Alum, lumpy 881
    Alum, pulverized 753
    Alumina 961
    Ammonium Nitrate 730
    Ammonium Sulphate - dry 1130
    Ammonium Sulphate - wet 1290
    Antimony, cast 6696
    Apples 641
    Asbestos - shredded 320- 400
    Asbestos rock 1600
    Ashes - wet 730- 890
    Ashes - dry 570- 650
    Asphalt, crushed 721
    Bark, wood refuse 240
    Barley 609
    Barite, crushed 2883
    Basalt, broken 1954
    Basalt, solid 3011
    Beets 721
    Brewers grain 432
    Brick, common red 1922
    Brick, fire clay 2403
    Cement, Portland 1506
    Cement, mortar 2162
    Cement, slurry 1442
    Chalk, solid 2499
    Chalk, lumpy 1442
    Chalk, fine 1121
    Cinders, furnace 913
    Cinders, Coal, ash 641
    Clay, dry excavated 1089
    Clay, wet excavated 1826
    Clay, dry lump 1073
    Clay, fire 1362
    Clay, wet lump 1602
    Clay, compacted 1746
    Coal, Anthracite, broken 1105
    Coal, Bituminous, solid 1346
    Coal, Bituminous, broken 833
    Coke 570- 650
    Concrete, Asphalt 2243
    Concrete, Gravel 2403
    Concrete, Limestone with Portland 2371
    Cork, ground 160
    Corn, on the cob 721
    Earth, loam, dry, excavated 1249
    Earth, moist, excavated 1442
    Earth, wet, excavated 1602
    Earth, dense 2002
    Earth, soft loose mud 1730
    Earth, packed 1522
    Earth, Fullers, raw 673
    Emery 4005
    Feldspar, solid 2563
    Fertilizer, acid phosphate 961
    Fish, scrap 721
    Fish, meal 593
    Flaxseed, whole 721
    Flint - silica 1390
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    Lead, rolled - see metals table 11389
    Lead, red 3684
    Lead, white pigment 4085
    Leather 945
    Lignite, dry 801
    Lime, quick, lump 849
    Lime, quick, fine 1201
    Lime, stone, large 2691
    Lime, stone, lump 1538
    Lime, hydrated 481
    Lime, wet or mortar 1540
    Limestone, solid 2611
    Limestone, broken 1554
    Limestone, pulverized 1394
    Manure 400
    Marble, solid 2563
    Marble, broken 1570
    Marl, wet, excavated 2243
    Mud, packed 1906
    Mud, fluid 1730
    Oak, red 705
    Oats 432
    Paper, standard 1201
    Peat, dry 400
    Peat, moist 801
    Peat, wet 1121
    Potatoes, white 769
    Pyrite (fool's gold) 2400 - 5015
    Quartz, solid 2643
    Quartz, lump 1554
    Quartz sand 1201
    Rip-Rap 1602
    Rock - soft - excavated with shovel 1600-1780
    Salt, course 801
    Sand, wet 1922
    Sand, wet, packed 2082
    Sand, dry 1602
    Sand, loose 1442
    Sand with Gravel, dry 1650
    Sand with Gravel, wet 2020
    Sandstone, solid 2323
    Sandstone, broken 1370-1450
    Sewage, sludge 721
    Shale, broken 1586
    Slag, solid 2114
    Slag, broken 1762
    Slag, crushed, 1/4 inch 1185
    Slag, furn. granulated 961
    Slate, solid 2691
    Slate, broken 1290-1450
    Slate, pulverized 1362
    Stone, crushed 1602
    Stone (common, generic) 2515
    Wood chips - dry - see wood table 240- 520

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    Of particular use for people quantifying simple ground works are these references

    Earth, loam, dry, excavated 1249
    Earth, moist, excavated 1442
    Earth, wet, excavated 1602
    Earth, dense 2002
    Earth, soft loose mud 1730
    Earth, packed 1522





    The common perception is that a cube of earth weighs 1 ton ... not so ... also ... as stated on this forum elsewhere a single cube of earth dug out expands by one third in volume (on average) when excavated
    Please don't PM me for plant advice.. thanks .. Post in the forum where I will gladly help, as will many of our contributors.. as the info and responses will help everyone else, which is why we exist

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