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I am in a game where the DM likes us to track the weight of everything. I even have every single coin tracked. As a cleric I am going to be carrying around diamond dust for some spells, but I cant find a listed weight anywhere. The weight for coins and gems are listed, but not for this.

Does anything have a suitable weight and hopefully a source for it?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Have you tried asking your GM? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Oct 29, 2016 at 7:34
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    \$\begingroup\$ 1 gram of diamond dust weighs 1 gram \$\endgroup\$
    – Dale M
    Commented Oct 29, 2016 at 8:08
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    \$\begingroup\$ Then what is the value of 1 gram of diamond dust \$\endgroup\$
    – Fering
    Commented Oct 29, 2016 at 15:49

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1 gram / 50 gp of diamond dust, or 1 lb / 22680 gp of diamond dust

While this uses 3.5e for the calculation it seems likely to hold in pathfinder.

Compared to coins this is a modestly efficient way of transporting gold value.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Only modestly efficient? Are you going to make me pose a question to get a more efficient currency than 22,680 gp per lb.? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Oct 29, 2016 at 8:28
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    \$\begingroup\$ @HeyICanChan Considering this is 3.5e/Pathfinder I thought I'd hedge my bets. Optimization is a hell of a drug. \$\endgroup\$
    – Ceribia
    Commented Oct 29, 2016 at 8:31
  • \$\begingroup\$ Until you posted this, I assumed the highest money-to-weight item, at 1,040 gp per lb., was saffron (AE 31). But you're absolutely right to hedge; there's probably something better. I mean, gems and souls are weightless, right? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Oct 29, 2016 at 8:37
  • \$\begingroup\$ Gems are not weightless, they have the same weight as coins, that is 50 to a pound, at least in pathfinder \$\endgroup\$
    – Fering
    Commented Oct 29, 2016 at 15:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Fering I am always interested in this kind of trivia. Can you cite a source for the weight of gems? I found a 2011 thread saying gems are widely considered to have negligible weight in Society play, but I got nothin' otherwise. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Oct 29, 2016 at 18:29

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