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Bulk Material Densities

Material
Description

Loose Bulk
Density #/Ft.³ 

 

Material
Description

Loose Bulk
Density #/Ft.³

Alfalfa Meal

14 - 22

 

Kaolin Clay 3" & Under

63 
Alfalfa Pellets

41 - 23

  Kaolin Clay, Talc, 100 Mesh 42 - 56 
Alfalfa Seed

10 - 15

  Lactose 32 
Almonds, Broken

28 - 30

  Lead Arsenate 72 
Almonds, Whole Shelled

28 - 30

  Lead Arsenite 72 
Alum, Fine

45 - 50

  Lead Carbonate 240 - 260 
Alum, Lumpy

50 - 60

  Lead Ore, 1/8" 200 - 270 
Alumina Fines

35

  Lead Ore, 1/2" 180 - 230 
Alumina

50 - 65

  Lead Oxide (Red Lead) 100 Mesh 30 - 150 
Alumina, Sized or Briquette

65

  Lead Oxide (Red Lead) 200 Mesh 30 - 180 
Aluminum Chips, Oily

7 - 15

  Lead Sulfide, 100 Mesh 240 - 260 
Aluminum Chips, Dry

7 - 15

  Lime, Ground, 1/8" & Under 60 - 65 
Aluminum Hydrate

13 - 20

  Lime, Hydrated, 1/8" & Under 40 
Aluminum Oxide

60 - 120

  Lime, Hydrated, Pulverized 32 - 40 
Aluminum Silicate (Andalusite)

49

  Lime, Pebble 53 - 56 
Aluminum Chloride, Crystalline

45 - 52

  Limestone, Agricultural,
1/8" & Under
68 
Aluminum Nitrate

45 - 62

  Limestone, Crushed 85 - 90 
Ammonium Sulfate, Granular

45 - 58

  Limestone, Dust 55 - 95 
Arsenic, Pulverized

30

  Litharge, Pulverized (Lead Oxide) 200 - 250 
Arsenic Oxide (Arsenolite)

100 - 120

  Lithopone 45 - 50 
Asbestos, Rock (Ore)

81

  Magnesium Chloride 33 
Asbestos, Shred

20 - 40

  Malt, Dry, Ground 20 
Ash, Black Ground

105

  Malt, Dry, Whole 20 - 30 
Ashes, Coal, Dry < 1/2"

35 - 45

  Malt, Meal 36 - 40 
Ashes, Coal, Dry 3" & Under

35 - 40

  Malt, Sprouts 13 - 15 
Ashes, Coal, Wet < 1/2"

45 - 50

  Malt, Wet or Green 60 - 65 
Ashes, Coal, Wet 3" & Under

45 - 50

  Manganese Dioxide 70 - 85 
Ashes, Gas Produced

78

  Manganese Dioxide 70 - 85 
Asphalt Binder

80 - 85

  Manganese Ore 125 - 140 
Asphalt, Crushed, < 1/2"

45

  Manganese Oxide 120 
Bakelite, Fine

30 - 45

  Manganese Sulphate 70 
Baking Powder

40 - 55

  Marble, Crushed 80 - 95 
Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate)

40 - 55

  Marl (Clay) 80 
Barite (Barium Sulfate) > 1/2"

120 - 180

  Meat, Ground 50 - 55 
Barite, Powder

120 - 180

  Meat, Scrap With Bone 40 
Barium Carbonate

72

  Mica, Flakes 17 - 22 
Bark, Wood, Refuse  10 - 20   Mica, Ground 13 - 15 
Barley, Fine, Ground 24 - 38    Mica, Pulverized 13 - 15 
Barley, Matled 31   Milk, Dried, Flake 5 - 6 
Barley, Meal 28    Milk, Malted 30 - 35 
Barley, Scoured 41    Milk, Powdered 20 - 45 
Barley, Whole 36 - 48    Milk, Whole, Powdered, Dry 20 - 36 
Basalt 80 - 105    Milk Sugar 32 
Bauxite, Dry, Ground 68    Mill Scale 120 - 125 
Bauxite, Crushed, < 3" 75 - 85    Milo 40 - 45 
Bauxite, Mine Run 66 - 90    Milo, Ground 32 - 36 
Beans, Castor, Whole Shelled 36    Molybdite, Powder 107 
Beans, Castor, Meal 35 - 40    Mortar, Wet 150 
Beans, Navy, Steeped 60    Mushrooms 24 
Beets, Whole 48    Mustard Seed 45 
Bentonite, Crude 35 - 40    Monosodium Phosphate 50 
Benzene Hexachloride 56    Naphthalene Flakes 45 
Blood, Dried 35 - 45    Niacin (Nicotinic Acid) 35 
Blood, Ground 30    Nickel (Cobalt Sulphate Ore) 80 - 150 
Bones, Whole 35 - 50    Oats 26 
Bones, Crushed 35 - 50    Oats, Crimped 19 - 26 
Bones, Ground 50    Oats, Crushed 22 
Bonemeal 50 - 60    Oats, Rolled 35 
Bone Ash (Tricalcium Phosphate) 40 - 50    Oat Flour 19 - 24 
Borate of Lime 60    Oat Hulls 8 - 12 
Borax 2" to 3" Lump 60 - 70    Oil Cake 45 - 50 
Borax 1-1/2" to 2" Lump 55 - 60    Orange Peel, Dry 15 
Borax Screening < 1/2" 55 - 60    Oxalic Acid, Crystals 60 
Borax, Fine 45 - 55    Oyster Shells, Ground 50 - 60 
Boric Acid, Fine 55    Oyster Shells, Whole 80 
Boron 75    Paper Pulp (4% or Less) 62 
Bran, Rice-Rye-Wheat 16 - 20    Peanuts, Raw, Uncleaned, Unshelled 15 - 20 
Bread Crumbs 20 - 25    Peanuts, Clean, In Shell 15 - 20 
Brewer's Grain, Spent, Dry 14 - 30    Peanuts, Shelled 35 - 45 
Brick, Hard Burned 125    Peanut Meal 30 
Brick, Soft Burned 100    Peas, Dried 45 - 50 
Brick, Ground < 1/8" 100 - 120    Perlite, Expanded 8 - 12 
Bronze Chips 30 - 50    Perlite, Expaned, Powder 4 - 12 
Buckwheat 37 - 42    Phosphate Acid Fertilizer 60 
Calcine, Flour 75 - 85    Phosphate Rock, Broken 75 - 85 
Calcium Acetate  125   Phosphate Rock, Pulverized 60 
Calcium Carbide (Crushed) 70 - 80   Phosphate Sand 90 - 100 
Calcium Lactate 26 - 29    Phosphate, Triple Super, Ground 50 - 55 
Calcium Carbonate 90 - 100    Polyethylene Resin, Pellets 30 - 35 
Calcium Oxide 40 - 50    Polystyrene, Beads 40 
Carbon, Activated, Dry, Fine 8 - 20    Polyvinyl Chloride, Pellets 20 - 30 
Carbon Black, Pelleted 20 - 25    Polyvinyl Chloride, Powder 20 - 30 
Carbon Black, Powder 4 - 7    Potash (Muriate) Dry 70 
Carborundum 100    Potash (Muriate) Mine Run 75 
Cashew Nuts 32 - 37    Potash Salt (Sylvite) 80 
Cast Iron, Chips 130 - 200    Potassium Carbonate 51 
Caustic Soda 88    Potassium Chloride, Pellets 120 - 130 
Caustic Soda, Flakes  47    Potassium Nitrate 76 - 80 
Cement, Clinker 75 - 95    Potassium Sulfate 42 - 48 
Cement, Portland 94    Potato Flour 48 
Cement, Aerated (Portland) 60 - 75    Pumice, Ground 40 - 45 
Cement, Mortar 133    Pyrites, Iron 135 - 145 
Chalk, Crushed 75 - 95   Pyrites, Iron, Pellets 120 - 130 
Chalk, Pulverized 67 - 75    Quartz Dust 70 - 80 
Charcoal, Lumps 18 - 28    Quartz 80 - 95 
Charcoal, Ground 18 - 28    Rice, Hulled 45 - 49 
Chips, Hogged Fuel 15 - 25    Rice, Polished 30 
Chrome Ore 125 - 140    Rice, Rough 32 - 36 
Cinders, Blast Furnace 57   Rice, Bran 20 
Cinders, Coal 40    Rice, Grits 42 - 45 
Clay, Calcined 80 - 100    Rice, Hulls 20 - 21 
Clay, Brick, Dry, Fines 100 - 120    Rosin 65 - 68 
Clay, Ceramic, Dry, Fines 60 - 80   Rouge, Powder 25 
Clay, Dry, Lumpy 60 - 75    Rubber, Reclaimed, Ground 23 - 50 
Clover Seed 48    Rubber, Reclaimed 25 - 30 
Coal, Anthracite (River & Culm) 60    Rubber, Pellets 50 - 55 
Coal, Anthracite, Sized < 1/2" 55 - 60    Rye 42 - 48 
Coal, Bituminous, (Mined 50M & Under) 50 - 54    Rye, Feed 33 
Coal, Bituminous, Mined 40 - 60    Rye, Meal 35 - 40 
Coal, Bituminous, Mined, Sized 45 - 55    Rye, Middlings 42 
Coal, Bituminous, Mined, Run of Mine 45 - 55    Rye, Bran 15 - 20 
Coal, Bituminous, Mined, Slack 43 - 50    Rye, Shorts 32 - 33 
Coal, Bituminous, Stripping, Not Cleaned 50 - 60   Safflower, Seed 45 
Coal, Lignite 40 - 45    Safflower, Cake 50 
Coal, Char 24    Safflower, Meal 50 
Cocoa, Beans 30 - 40    Salicylic Acid 29 
Cocoa, Nibs  35    Salt, Dry, Coarse 45 - 60 
Cocoa, Powdered 30 - 35    Salt, Dry, Fine 70 - 80 
Coconut, Shredded 20 - 22    Salt Cake, Dry Coarse 85 
Coffee, Green Bean 25 - 35    Salt Cake, Dry, Pulverized 65 - 85 
Coffee, Ground, Dry 25    Sand, Dry, Bank (Damp) 110 - 130 
Coffee, Ground, Wet 35 - 45    Sand, Dry, Bank (Dry) 90 - 110 
Coffee, Roasted, Bean 22 - 26    Sand, Foundry, Prepared 65 - 75 
Coffee, Soluble 19    Sand, Foundry, (Shake Out) 90 - 100 
Coke, Loose 25 - 35    Sand, Dry, Silica 90 - 100 
Coke, Petroleum, Calcined 3 - 45    Sand, (Resin Coated) Silica 104 
Coke, Breeze, < 1/4" 25 - 35    Sand, (Resin Coated) Zircon 115 
Compost 30 - 50    Sandstone, Broken 85 - 90 
Concrete, Cinder 90 - 100    Sawdust, Dry 10 - 13 
Concrete, 2" Slump 100 - 150    Sea-coal 65 
Concrete, 4" Slump 110 - 150    Sesame Seed 27 - 41 
Concrete, 6" Slump 110 - 150    Shale, Broken 90 - 100 
Concrete, Pre-Mix, Dry 85 - 120   Shale, Crushed 85 - 90 
Copper Ore 120 - 150   Shellac 80 
Copper Ore, Crushed 100 - 150   Shellac, Powdered or Granulated 31 
Copper Sulfate (Bluestone) 75 - 85   Silica Gel Plus 1/2" 45 
Copra Cake, Ground 40 - 45   Silica, Flour 80 
Copra Cake, Lump 25 - 30   Slag, Blast Furance, Crushed 130 - 180 
Copra, Lumpy 22   Slag, Furnace, Granular, Dry 60 - 65 
Copra, Meal 40 - 45   Slag, Furnace, Granular, Wet 90 - 100 
Cork, Fine Ground 12 - 15   Slate, Crushed, < 1/2" 80 - 90 
Cork, Granulated 12 - 15   Slate, Dust 70 - 80 
Corn, Cracked 45 - 60   Slate, Ground, < 1/8" 82 - 85 
Corn Cobs, Ground 17   Slate, Lump 85 - 95 
Corn Cobs, Whole 12 - 15   Sludge, Sewage, Dried 40 - 50 
Corn, Ear 56   Sludge, Sewage, Dry, Ground 45 - 55 
Corn, Germs 21   Soap, Beads or Granules 15 - 35 
Corn, Grits 40 - 45   Soap, Chips 15 - 25 
Corn Oil Cake 25   Soap, Detergent 15 - 50 
Corn, Seed 45   Soap, Flakes 5 - 15 
Corn, Shelled 45   Soap, Powder 20 - 25 
Corn, Sugar 30 - 35   Soapstone, Talc, Fine 40 - 50 
Cornmeal 38 - 40   Soda Ash, Briquettes 50 
Cottonseed Cake, Crushed 40 - 45   Soda Ash, Heavy 55 - 65 
Cottonseed Cake, Lumpy 40 - 45   Soda Ash, Light 20 - 35 
Cottonseed, Dry, Delinted 35   Soda Alum 75 
Cottonseed, Dry, Not Delinted 18 - 25   Sodium Aluminate, Ground 72 
Cottonseed Flakes 20 - 25   Sodium Aluminum Sulphate 75 
Cottonseed Hulls 12   Sodium Nitrate 70 - 80 
Cottonseed Meal, Extracted 35 - 40   Sodium Phosphate 50 - 60 
Cottonseed Meal, Expeller 25 - 30   Sodium Sulfite 96 
Cottonseed Meats, Dry 40   Soy Bean, Cake 40 - 43 
Cottonseed Meats, Rolled 35 - 40   Soy Bean, Cracked 30 - 40 
Cracklings, Crushed 40 - 50   Soy Bean, Flake, Raw 18 - 25 
Cryolite, Dust 75 - 90   Soy Bean, Flour 27 - 30 
Cryolite, Lumpy 90 - 100   Soy Bean Meal, Cold 40 
Cullet, Fine 80 - 120   Soy Bean Meal, Hot 40 
Cullet, Lump 80 - 120   Soy Beans, Whole 45 - 50 
Diatomaceous Earth 11 - 14   Starch 25 - 50 
Dicalcium Phosphate 40 - 50   Steel, Turnings, Crushed 100 - 150 
Disodium Phosphate 25 - 31   Steel, Trimmings 75 - 150 
Distiller's Grain, Spent, Dry 30   Sugar Beet Pulp, Dry 12 - 15 
Distiller's Grain, Spent, Wet 40 - 60   Sugar Beet pulp, Wet 25 - 45 
Dolomite, Crushed 80 - 100   Sugar, Refined, Granulated, Dry 50 - 55 
Dolomite, Lumpy 90 - 100   Sugar, Refined, Granulated, Wet 55 - 65 
Earth, As Excavated, Dry 70 - 80   Sugar, Raw 55 - 65 
Earth, Loam, Dry, Loose 76   Sugar Cane, Knifed 15 - 18 
Earth, Wet, Containing Clay 100 - 110   Sulphur, Crushed < 1/2" 50 - 60 
Ebonite, Crushed  65 - 70   Sulphur, Lumpy, < 3" 80 - 85 
Epsom Salts  40 - 50   Sulphur, Powdered 50 - 60 
Emery 230    Sunflower, Seed 19 - 38 
Feldspar, Ground 65 - 80    Taconite, Pellets 116 - 130 
Feldspar, Lumps 90 - 100    Talcum Powder 50 - 60 
Feldspar, Powder 100    Talcum, < 1/2" 80 - 90 
Feldspar, Screenings 70 - 85    Talc, Solid 165 
Ferrous Sulfate 60 - 70    Tallow  58 
Ferrous Sulfide, 1/2" 120 - 135    Tanbark, Ground 55 
Ferrous Sulfide, Powder 105 - 120    Timothy Seed 36 
Fish Meal 35 - 40    Titanium Sponge 60 - 70 
Fish Scrap 40 - 50   Tobacco, Scraps 15 - 25 
Flaxseed 45    Tobacco, Leaves, Dry 12 - 14 
Flaxseed Cake (Linseed Cake) 48 - 50    Tobacco, Snuff 30 
Flaxseed Meal (Linseed Meal) 25    Tobacco, Stems 15 
Flour, Wheat 35 - 40    Trap Rock, Screenings 90 - 100 
Flue Dust, Blast Furnace 110 - 125    Trap Rock, Lumps 100 - 110 
Flue Dust, Basic Oxygen Furnace 45 - 60    Tricalcium Phosphate 40 - 50 
Flue Dust, Boiler House, Dry 35 - 40    Trisodium Phosphate 60 
Fluorspar, Fine (Calcium Fluoride) 80 - 100    Trisodium Phosphate, Granular 60 
Fluorspar, Lumps, 1-1/2" to 3" 90 - 100   Trisodium Phosphate, Pulverized 50 
Fluorspar, Screenings, 1/2" 85 - 105    Triple Super Phosphate 50 - 55 
Fly Ash 30 - 45   Tung Nuts 25 - 30 
Foundry Refuse, Old Sand Cores, etc. 70 - 100    Urea Prills, Coated 43 - 46 
Fuller's Earth, Dry, Raw 30 - 35    Vermiculite, Ore 80 
Fuller's Earth, Oily, Spent 60 - 65    Vermiculite, Expanded 16 
Gelatin, Granulated 32    Vetch 48 
Gilsonite 37    Walnut Shells, Crushed 35 - 45 
Glass, Batch 80 - 100    Wheat 45 - 48 
Glue, Ground 40    Wheat Bran 16 - 20 
Glue, Pearl 40    Wheat, Cracked 40 - 45 
Glue, Vegetable, Powdered 40    Wheat, Flour 33 - 40 
Gluten Meal 40    Wheat, Germ 18 - 28
Granite, Broken 95 - 100    Wheat, Middlings 20 - 24 
Granite, Lumps, 1-1/2" to 3" 85 - 90    White Lead, Dry 75 - 100 
Granite, Screenings, 1/2" 80 - 90   Wood Chips, Screened 10 - 30 
Grapce Pomace 15 - 20    Wood Chips, Hogged Fuel 15 - 25 
Graphite, Flake 40    Wood, Flour 16 - 36 
Graphite, Flour 28    Wood, Shavings 8 - 16 
Graphite, Ore 65 - 75    Zinc, Concentrate Residue 75 - 80 
Grass Seed 10 - 12    Zinc Dust 200 
Gravel, Bank Run 90 - 100    Zinc Ore, Crushed 160 
Gravel, Dry, Sharp 90 - 100    Zinc Ore, Roasted 110 
Gravel, Pebbles 90 - 100    Zinc Oxide, Heavy 30 - 35 
Gypsum, Calcined 55 - 60    Zinc Oxide, Light 10 - 15 
Gypsum, Calcined, Powdered 60 - 80       
Gypsum Dust, Aerated 60 - 70       
Gypsum Dust, Nonaerated 93       
Gypsum, Lumps, 1-1/2" to 3" 70 - 80       
Gypsum, Raw, 1" 70 - 80       
Gypsum, Screenings, 1/2" 70 - 80       
Guano, Dry 70       
Hominy, Dry 37       
Hops, Spent, Dry 35       
Ilmenite Ore 140 - 160       
Iron Borings, Machine Shop 125       
Iron Ore 100 - 200       
Iron Ore, Concentrates 120 - 180       
Iron Ore, Crushed 135 - 150       
Iron Oxide, Pigment 25       
Iron Oxide, Mill Scale 75       
Kaffir Corn 40 - 45       

 

 All densities are approximate. Weight can vary due to moisture content.

Information for reference use only.



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