# How do you find the density of something like a mineral?

And we take the quotient....${\rho}_{\text{density"="mass"/"volume}}$...to get an answer with units of $g \cdot m {L}^{-} 1$ or $g \cdot c {m}^{-} 3$...
Specific gravity, relates the density to the density of a reference substance,,,,usually water, for which ${\rho}_{\text{water}} = 1 \cdot g \cdot c {m}^{-} 3$ under standard conditions.