Specific Gravity

Specific Gravity - 4 5 average 5 6 slightly above average 6...

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Specific Gravity Non-metallic minerals (such as quartz, calcite and feldspar ). 1 -- 2 . . . . . . very light 2 -- 2.5 . . . . light 2.5 -- 3 . . . . average 3 -- 3.5 . . . . slightly above average 3.5 -- 4 . . . . above average 4 -- 5 . . . . . . heavy 5 -- 7 . . . . . . very heavy 7 -- 10 . . . . . extremely heavy 10+ . . . . . . beyond being extremely heavy Metallic minerals. 1 -- 3 . . . . . . very light 3 -- 4 . . . . . . light
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Unformatted text preview: 4 -- 5 . . . . . . average 5 -- 6 . . . . . . slightly above average 6 -- 7 . . . . . . above average 7 -- 10 . . . . . heavy 10 -- 20 . . . . very heavy even for metallic minerals 20+ . . . . . . . must be platinum In some minerals a solid solution series Standard measure of density that compares the weight of a mineral to an equal size volume of water...
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This document was uploaded on 11/01/2011 for the course ESC 2070 at FAU.

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