soil that is dried (no pore space) weight?

How much would 1 m3 of an ideal mineral SOIL that has been completely dried (all pore space is empty) weigh in Mg on Earth? Answer = ______ Mg

• I am confused if I just calculate m or Mg or if it more complicated due to the fact that there is no pore space Feb 11 '19 at 20:07
• I don't know how you would calculate this because the pores, now empty of all moisture, vary based on the size and shape, and development, of the mineral soil.
– user824
Feb 11 '19 at 22:53
• I think this is just based on a generalized particle density Feb 11 '19 at 23:30
• Just to be clear I am not a soil scientist but how do you generalize the particle density. I am thinking that the mineral soil component of various types of soils would have vastly different pore sizes. Clay based soil would have a much higher density than a colluvium based soil. Again I am likely missing something from the question.
– user824
Feb 12 '19 at 0:00
• Depends on composition. sandy soil composed of mainly quartz will have a near 2.65 g/cm^3 but clayey soils will be considerably more dense. Feb 12 '19 at 12:43