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    seemingly at will per the various sources, so I hear you on that. I questioned the meters-cubed versus per kilogram, given how the samples are processed (as ash). Just gave what the source gave.

    There's quite a lot of confusion being tossed by mixing weights and measures. I read a sci-fi short story in Asimov's mag mucho years ago, about someone who had launched a steady alteration of 'standard' weights and measures on purpose, that after a couple of centuries ended up causing great havoc as buildings and bridges and stuff collapsed for no apparent reason... §;o)

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