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Mohs' Scale

Mohs' Scale

Mohs' scale of hardness was developed by Friedrich Mohs and measures the hardness of "rock" on a scale of 1 to 10 using a scratch test. (ie 2.5 can be scratched by a fingernail)

1=talc, 2=gypsum, 3=calcite, 4=flourite, 5=apatite, 6=orthoclase, 7=quartz, 8=topaz, 9=corundum, 10=diamond.

However, please keep in mind that each project is more like granite than a single element - hardness varies from song to song ... Genre Smear!

Rock Index