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HomeRisk ManagementLarge Projects & FinanceDue DiligenceReserve EvaluationSpecific Gravity & Bulk Density
The qualitative and quantitative results from these relatively simple tests provide information that is vital to the success of a mining, industrial or construction operation. Data generated from these tests can yield the:
“Specific gravity” is the density of a material relative to water. Since rocks are comprised of several distinct mineral phases, they do not have a fixed specific gravity. Instead, a rock’s “bulk density” arises as a result of the percentage of all minerals in a sample multiplied by the specific gravity of each. SGS has extensive experience determining these parameters, including identifying mineral phases using QEMSCAN®.
SGS experts work under carefully controlled laboratory conditions to determine the specific gravity and bulk density of your sample. Our SG and BD test procedures include the industry standard pycnometer, and when necessary, the water and air method or the wax method.
SGS provides a full range of physical testing services to the mineral industry. Our specific gravity and bulk density tests provide key information you need to plan and design your processing operation.