John, a 33 year old male from the Internet asks on March 3, 1998,How can I determine the specific gravity of a small rock? I have a very accurate digital scale, but I can't seem to remember how to do this (I have been out of school too long I guess!)
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Specific gravity is the mass of the mineral compared to that of an equal volume of water. As water can be considered to have density of one this is really another way of saying "Density". You may determine density or determine specific gravity as follows:
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