Weight Chart for Non-Living Substances

Miscellaneous

Substancekg/m3lbs/ft3
Asbestos2,800175
Beeswax95059
Bone2,000125
Butter87555
Camphor1,00062
Charcoal55034
Clay2,600162
Cork22514
Glass2,800175
Gum Arabic1,40087
Ice92558
Ivory1,925120
Leather (dry)87555
Ochre3,500219
Paper95059
Paraffin90056
Pitch1,07567
Porcelain2,400150
Rock salt2,175136
Rubber, hard1,20075
Rubber, soft1,10069
Sugar1,600100
Wax (paraffin)1,800112

Metal

Substancekg/m3lbs/ft3
Aluminium2,720170
Brass:- Red8,720545
 - Yellow8,480530
 - Forging8,400525
Bronze8,800550
Copper8,960560
Gold19,2801,205
Iron- Pure7,840490
 - Wrought7,680480
 - Cast (grey)7,120445
 - Malleable7,200450
Lead11,360710
Magnesium1,760110
Mercury13,520845
Nickel8,880555
Platinum21,4401,340
Silver10,480655
Silver, Sterling10,320645
Steel- Cold rolled8,000500
 - Carbon7,760485
 - Tungsten8,080505
 - Stainless8,000500
Tin- Pure7,280455
 - Soft solder8,400525
 - White Metal7,264454
 - Pewter7,264454
 - Tin Babbit7,520470
Titanium4,480280
Tungsten19,2801,205
Zinc7,120445

Wood

Substancekg/m3lbs/ft3
Apple82552
Ash85053
Balsa1258
Bamboo40025
Cedar55034
Ebony1,20075
Lignum-vitae1,32583
Mahogany65041
Oak90056
Pine, white50031
Pine, yellow60037
Teak, Indian87555
Teak, African97561
Willow60037

Note: These figures are for seasoned wood only. Green wood will be substantially heavier due to its water content.

Wood heavier than 1,000 kg/m3 will not float in water.

Stone

Substancekg/m3lbs/ft3
Agate2700169
Alabaster2775173
Amber110069
Beryl2700169
Biotite3050191
Brick1600100
Calamine4475280
Cement3000188
Chalk2000125
Cinnabar8100506
Coal140087
Coke100062
Diamond3200200
Dolomite2825176
Feldspar2650166
Flint2625164
Galena7450466
Garnet3675230
Granite2725170
Haematite5125320
Magnetite5125320
Malachite4000250
Marble2725170
Opal2200137
Pyrite4950309
Quartz2650166
Sandstone2250141
Soapstone2725170
Topaz3525220

Note:

The weights given in these tables are necessarily approximate; variation within a class of substance can be large. I have taken an average weight per cubic metre for a given substance and rounded it to the nearest 25 kilograms. The exception is the Metals table, since there is seldom much variation in weight between different batches of the same metal I have given the weight per cubic metre reasonably accurately.

Weights in lbs/ft3 have been calculated at 1/16 kg/m3 and rounded out to the nearest pound, which should be accurate enough for roleplaying purposes.

Of course, the chances of ever having to calculate the weight of something like diamond in anything like cubic feet or metres are vanishingly small, but you just never know.........