How to determine metal density: NM95-57/9-10-2016E-PDF

"The density of an object is the object’s mass divided by its volume. The density is characteristic of the material that the object is made of, and its value can help to identify the material. This Note describes the procedure and the required materials for determining the density of a metal object. The first step is to carry out the procedure on one or more metal objects of known composition, either a pure metal or an alloy, to gain experience using the method and to confirm that it is being used correctly. Then the density of unknown metals can be determined"--Introd., p. 3.

Permanent link to this Catalogue Record: What is a permanent link?
MARC XML Format   MARC HTML Format

Department/Agency Canadian Heritage.
Title How to determine metal density
Series Title Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) notes,
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic Document

Archived Content

Information identified as archived is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It is not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards and has not been altered or updated since it was archived. Please contact the authoring department to request a format other than those available.

We invite you to consult the Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information regarding the Archived Content notice.

Having trouble opening this document?

Note: The URLs contained in this/these document(s) may no longer be functional
Note Issued also in French under title: Comment déterminer la densité du métal. Cover title.
Date c2016.
Number of Pages 14 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • NM95-57/9-10-2016E-PDF
Subject Terms Artefacts, Metals, Conservation, Restoration