Select Gems Ordered By Density


Gemstone Density
Gold 15.5 -19.3
Thorianite 9.7 – 9.8
Silver 9.6 – 12.0
Algondonite 8.38
Bismutotantalite 8.15 – 8.89
Cinnabar 8.0 – 8.2
Stolzite 7.9 – 8.34
Nickeline 7.78
Manganotantalite 7.73 – 7.97
Melonite 7.72
Breithauptite 7.59 – 8.23
Stibiotantalite 7.53
Mimetesite 7.24
Hübnerite 7.12 – 7.18
Wolframite 7.1 – 7.6
GGG 7.00 – 7.09
Cassiterite 6.7 – 7.1
Wulfenite 6.5 – 7.00
Vanadinite 6.5 – 7.1
Cerussite 6.46 – 6.57
Cobaltite 6.33
Anglesite 6.30 – 6.39
Phosgenite 6.13
Simpsonite  5.92 -6.84
Scheelite 5.9 – 6.3
Crocoite 5.9 – 6.1
Cuprite 5.85 – 6.15
Pyrargyrite 5.85
Yttrotantalite 5.70
Zincite 5.66
Proustite 5.51 – 5.64
Descloizite 5.5 – 6.2
Chalcosite 5.5 – 5.8
Zirconia 5.50 – 6.00
Millerite 5.50
Fergusonite 5.35 -5.44
Euxenite 5.3 -5.9
Linarite 5.30
Senarmontite 5.2 – 5.5
Magnetite 5.20
Aeschynite 5.19
Tantalite 5.18 – 8.20
Hematite 5.12 – 5.28
Fabulite 5.11 – 5.15
Bornite 5.06 – 5.08
Boleite 5.05
Samarskite 5.0 – 5.69
Pyrite 5.00 -5.20
Monazite 4.98 – 5.43
Bixbyite 4.93
Marcasite 4.83 -4.92
Greenockite 4.73 -4.79
Psilomelane 4.70 -4.74
Linobate 4.64 – 4.66
Pentlandite 4.6 – 5.0
Covellite 4.6 – 4.76
YAG 4.55 – 4.65
Illmenite 4.5 – 5.0
Pyrolusite 4.5 – 5.0
Chromite 4.5 – 4.8
Davidite 4.5
Baryte 4.43 – 4.46
Magnesiochromite 4.39 – 4.67
Bayldonite 4.35
Parisite 4.33 -4.42
Microlite 4.3 – 5.7
Adamine 4.30 -4.68
Witherite 4.27 – 4.79
Galaxite 4.23
Powellite 4.23
Rutile 4.20 – 4.30
Spessartine 4.12 – 4.18
Shattuckite 4.11
Chalycopyrite 4.10 – 4.30
Wurtzite 4.09
Brookite 4.08 – 4.18
Hancockite 4.03
Painite 4.01
Gadolinite 4.00 – 4.65
Smithsonite 4.00 -4.65
Gahnite 4.00 -4.62
Legrandite 3.98 – 4.04
Ruby 3.97 – 4.05
Celestine 3.97 – 4.00
Libethenite 3.97
Ferrosilite 3.96
Sapphire 3.95 – 4.03
Durangite 3.94 – 4.07
Zircon 3.93 – 4.73
Almandine 3.93 – 4.30
Hodgkinsonite 3.91 -3.99
Sphalerite 3.90 – 4.10
Willemite 3.89 – 4.18
Tephroite 3.87 – 4.12
Siderite 3.83 – 3.96
Anatase 3.82 – 3.97
Goethite 3.8 – 4.3
Gaspéite 3.71
Andradite 3.7 -4.1
Azurite 3.7 – 3.9
Periclase 3.7 – 3.9
Chrysoberyl 3.70 -3.78
Schorlomite 3.69 – 3.88
Barytocalcite 3.66
Staurolite 3.65 – 3.77
Benitoite 3.64 – 3.68
Strontianite 3.63 – 3.79
Pyrope 3.62 – 3.87
Pyroxmangite 3.61 – 3.80
Holtite 3.60 – 3.90
Taafeite 3.60 – 3.62
Grossular 3.56 – 3.73
Realgar 3.56
Spinel 3.54 – 3.63
Kyanite 3.53 – 3.70
Nambulite 3.53
Titanite 3.52 – 3.54
Allanite 3.5 – 4.2
Aegirine 3.50 – 3.60
Hedengergite 3.50 -3.56
Diamond 3.50 – 3.53
Topaz 3.49 – 3.57
Chambersite 3.49
Sinhalite 3.46 – 3.50
Rhodochrosite 3.45 -3.70
Piemontite 3.45 – 3.52
Euchroite 3.44
Rhodizite 3.44
Serendibite 3.42 – 3.52
Uvarovite 3.41 – 3.52
Rhodonite 3.40 – 3.74
Lithiophilite 3.4 – 3.6
Sapphirine 3.40 – 3.58
Aegirine-augite 3.40 -3.55
Hypersthene 3.4 – 3.5
Chromdravite 3.40
Scorzalite 3.38
Tinzenite 3.36 – 3.43
Tanzanite 3.35
Triphylite 3.34 – 3.58
Dinckinsonite 3.34 – 3.41
Vesuvianite 3.32 – 3.47
Bustamite 3.32 -3.42
Sérandite 3.32
Manganaxinite 3.31
Epidote 3.3 – 3.5
Hemimorphite 3.30 – 3.50
Diaspore 3.30 – 3.39
Jadeite 3.30 – 3.38
Peridotite 3.28 – 3.48
Dioptase 3.28 – 3.35
Ekanite 3.28 -3.32
Jeremejevite 3.28 – 3.31
Parascorodite 3.28 – 3.29
Forsterite 3.28
Kornerupine 3.27 – 3.45
Dumortierite 3.26 – 3.41
Axinite 3.26 – 3.36
Povondraite 3.28
Malachite 3.25 – 4.10
Ferro-Axinite 3.25 – 4.10
Papagoite 3.25
Smaragdite 3.24 – 3.50
Sillimanite 2.23 – 3.27
Diopside 3.22 – 3.38
Vayrynenite 3.22
Weloganite 3.22
Clinozoisite 3.21 – 3.28
Helvite 3.20 – 3.44
Purpurite 3.2 – 3.4
Humite 3.20 – 3.32
Enstatite 3.20 – 3.30
Neptunite 3.19 – 3.23
Clinoenstatite 3.19
Rinkite 3.18 -3.44
Pumpellyite 3.18 – 3.33
Magnesio-axinite 3.18
Norbergite 3.18
Chlorapatite 3.17 –  3.18
Chondrodite 3.16 – 3.26
Apatite 3.16 – 3.23
Strass 3.15 – 4.20
Zoisite 3.15 – 3.36
Hiddenite 3.15 – 3.21
Kunzite 3.15 – 3.21
Spodumene 3.15 – 3.21
Hureaulite 3.15 – 3.19
Sellaite 3.15
Clinohumite 3.13 – 3.75
Flourapatite 3.1 – 3.25
Carborundum 3.10 – 3.22
Ludlamite 3.1 – 3.2
Euclase 3.1
Lawsonite 3.08 – 3.09
Phosphophyllite 3.07 – 3.13
Friedelite 3.06 – 3.19
Andalusite 3.05 – 3.20
Eosphorite 3.05 – 3.08
Pargasite 3.04 – 3.17
Lazulite 3.04 – 3.14
Actinolite 3.03 – 3.07
Spurrite 3.02
Amblygonite 3.01 – 3.11
Natromontebrasite 3.01 – 3.11
Flourite 3.00 – 3.25
Melinophane 3.00 – 3.03
Leucophanite 3.0
Schlossmacherite 3.00
Chiolite 2.99 – 3.01
Montebrasite 2.98 – 3.11
Brazilianite 2.98 -2.99
Richterite 2.97 – 3.45
Danburite 2.97 – 3.03
Ankerite 2.97
Cryolite 2.97
Magnesite 2.96 – 3.12
Tremolite 2.95 – 3.07
Herderite 2.95 -3.02
Phenakite 2.95 – 2.97
Boracite 2.95 -2.96
Aragonite 2.94
Vlasovite 2.92 – 2.96
Sarcolite 2.91 – 2.96
Hornblende 2.9 – 3.4
Nephrite 2.90 – 3.03
Datolite 2.90 – 3.00
Anhydritspate 2.90 – 2.98
Prosopite 2.88 – 2.89
Hurlbutite 2.88
Zunyite 2.87
Wollastonite 2.86 – 3.09
Grandidierite 2.85 – 3.00
Pollucite 2.85 – 2.94
Langbeinite 2.83
Turmaline 2.82 – 3.32
Prehnite 2.82 – 2.94
Wardite 2.81 – 2.87
Dolomite 2.80 – 2.95
Lepidolite 2.8 – 2.9
Beryllonite 2.80 – 2.87
Zektzerite 2.79
Muscovite 2.78 – 2.88
Sogdianite 2.76 – 2.90
Sugilite 2.76 – 2.80
Sekaninaite 2.76 – 2.77
Ammonite 2.75 – 2.80
Eudialyte 2.74 – 2.98
Pectolite 2.74 – 2.88
Meionite 2.74 – 2.78
Bytownite 2.72 – 2.74
Catapleiite 2.72
Creedite 2.72
Xonotlite 2.71 – 2.72
Canasite 2.71
Ceruléite 2.70 – 2.80
Augelite 2.70 – 2.75
Calcite 2.69 – 2.71
Aquamarine 2.68 – 2.74
Emerald 2.67 – 2.78
Noble Beryl 2.66 – 2.87
Pyrophyllite 2.65 – 2.90
Labradorite 2.65 – 2.75
Andesine 2.65 – 2.69
Amethyst 2.65
Citrine 2.65
Prasiolite 2.65
Quartz 2.65
Rock crystal 2.65
Rose Quartz 2.65
Smoky Quartz 2.65
Vivianite 2.64 – 2.70
Aventurine 2.64 – 2.69
Kämmererite 2.64
Oligoclase 2.62 – 2.67
Sunstone 2.62 – 2.65
Pearl 2.60 – 2.85
Coral 2.60 – 2.70
Agate 2.60 – 2.64
Schaurteite 2.60
Peristerite 2.59 – 2.68
Petrified wood 2.58 – 2.91
Jasper 2.58 – 2.91
Cordierite 2.58 – 2.66
Chalcedony 2.58 – 2.64
Chrysoprase 2.58 – 2.64
Moss agate 2.58 – 2.64
Tigers eye 2.58 – 2.64
Scapolite 2.57 – 2.74
Anorthoclase 2.75 – 2.60
Moonstone 2.56 – 2.59
Amazonite 2.56 – 2.58
Orthoclase 2.56 – 2.58
Sanidine 2.56 – 2.58
Talc 2.55 – 2.80
Nepheline 2.55  -2.65
Lizardite 2.55
Charoite 2.54  – 2.78
Microline 2.54 – 2.57
Clinochrysotile 2.53
Lapis Lazuli 2.50 – 3.00
Marialite 2.50 – 2.62
Milarite 2.46 – 2.61
Howlite 2.45 – 2.58
Leucite 2.45 – 2.50
Carletonite 2.45
Serpentine 2.44 – 2.62
Variscite 2.42 – 2.58
Haüyne 2.4 – 2.5
Colemanite 2.40 – 2.42
Petalite 2.40
Brucite 2.39
Tugtupite 2.36 – 2.57
Wavellite 2.36
Obsidian 2.35 – 2.60
Hambergite 2.35
Moldavite 2.32 – 2.38
Turquoise 2.31 – 2.84
Apophyllite 2.30 – 2.50
Mesolite 2.26  -2.40
Thomsonite 2.23 – 2.39
Analcime 2.22 – 2.29
Scolecite 2.21 – 2.29
Palygorskite 2.21
Cacoxenite 2.2 – 2.6
Gypsum 2.20 – 2.40
Natrolite 2.20 – 2.26
Whewellite 2.19 – 2.25
Yugawaralite 2.19 – 2.23
Stichtite 2.16 – 2.18
Sodalite 2.14 – 2.40
Mordenite 2.12 – 2.15
Chabasite 2.05 – 2.20
Sulphur 2.05 – 2.08
Glass 2.0 – 4.5
Chrysocolla 2.00 – 2.40
Sepiolite 2.0 – 2.1
Gaylussite 1.99
Opal 1.88 – 2.50
Thaumasite 1.91
Kurnakovite 1.86
Sturmanite 1.85
Inderite 1.78 – 1.86
Ettringite 1.77
Ulexite 1.65 – 1.95
Mellite 1.64
Jet 1.19 – 1/35
Amber 1.05 – 1.09