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Rock Density Tables

MinMaxMeanStandard DeviationTypeVerificationLocationReference

2400

Slate, marl, and sandstone

parameters estimated on the basis of land-cover map in combination with published data (Montafon region, Austria)

‘Praetigau’ flysch—‘Gempi’ slice

Dorren, L., and Seijmonsbergen, A.C. (2003) "Comparison of three GIS-based models for predicting rockfall runout zones at a regional scale". Geomorphology. 56: 49-64.

2600

Limestone, sandstone, and schist

'Falknis' nappe

2500

Limestone

'Sulzfluh' nappe

2400

Chert and marl

'Arosa' zone

2600

Limestone (Muschelkalk) and dolomite

Sediment of the 'Geisberg' area

2900

Gneiss, amphibolite, and limestone

'Madrisa' zone

2400

Dolomite and limestone

'Lechtal' nappe

2950

Amphibolite, ophiolite, and gneiss

'Silvretta' nappe

2750

Quartzite-bearing gneiss and granite gneiss

'Silvretta' nappe

2750

Mica schist

'Silvretta' nappe

2650

Biotite-bearing gneiss

'Silvretta' nappe

3000

Serpentine, calcite, and amphibolite

Ophiolites in the Penninic zone

2630

3100

2892

115

AMPHIBOLITE

PETLAB database

New Zealand

Tenzer, R., Sirguey, P., Rattenbury, M., and Nicolson, J. (2011) "A digital rock density map of New Zealand". Computers & Geosciences. 37:1181-1191.

1560

2990

2565

170

ANDESITE

2000

3160

2691

133

ARGILLITE

1780

3060

2768

162

BASALT

1540

3000

2291

295

BRECCIA

2240

2740

2564

162

CHERT

1920

2450

2067

171

CLAY

1520

2420

2067

235

CLAYSTONE

1130

2100

1712

461

COAL

2110

3000

2570

159

CONGLOMERATE

1940

2700

2402

175

DACITE

1390

1720

1528

141

DIATOMITE

2430

3160

2797

119

DIORITE

2360

3040

2749

146

DOLERITE

2260

3340

2884

147

GABBRO

1830

3150

2812

179

GNEISS

2330

2940

2640

77

GRANITE

2530

2940

2681

70

GRANODIORITE

2530

3000

2765

332

GRANULITE

1870

2580

2309

266

GRAVEL

2210

2520

2365

168

GREENSAND

2620

3130

2923

133

GREENSCHIST

2090

2940

2639

100

GREYWACKE

2590

3080

2800

143

HORNFELS

1240

2620

2125

247

IGNIMBRITE

2650

3390

2910

177

LAMPROPHYRE

2540

2820

2680

93

LAVA

1210

1670

1390

204

LIGNITE

1890

3010

2484

211

LIMESTONE

2510

3140

2716

117

MARBLE

2760

3150

2955

124

METAVOLCANIC

1320

2870

2204

301

MUDSTONE

2620

2930

2757

91

MYLONITE

2340

3340

3093

225

PERIDOTITE

2470

2630

2536

70

PHONOLITE

1150

2230

1719

310

PUMICE

1130

2350

1986

512

PYROCLASTIC

2240

3330

3122

218

PYROXENITE

2490

2780

2612

73

QUARTZITE

1360

2740

2207

225

RHYOLITE

1690

3220

2048

351

SAND

1510

3000

2463

266

SANDSTONE

2120

3100

2732

115

SCHIST

2240

3270

2634

219

SERPENTINITE

1610

2730

2335

190

SHALE

1720

2160

1979

140

SILT

1360

2880

2347

283

SILTSTONE

2500

2520

2510

14

SINTER

2500

3090

2863

121

SPILITE

2440

2860

2719

145

SYENITE

1580

1750

1637

98

TEPHRA

2170

2950

2591

182

TRACHYTE

1410

2940

2113

289

TUFF

2750

4130

3288

517

ULTRAMAFIC

1480

3090

2362

471

VOLCANICS

1320

2950

2195

358

VOLCANIC BRECCIA

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