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Moh scale

ID:89096
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Type:MEASURE
Version:20
Version date:2012-12-12
Status:DRAFT
Owner:IFD-Nederland

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en-INMoh scale
nl-NLSchaal van Moh

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Moh scale
The scale is roughly logarithmic, that is, a material with a hardness of 8 is roughly 10 times as hard as another material whose hardness is 7, which in turn is 10 times as hard as a material whose hardness is 6, and so on. The minerals chosen by Moh for this scale are: 10: diamond 9: corundum 8: topaz 7: quartz 6: orthoclase 5: apatite 4: fluorite 3: calcite 2: gypsum 1: talc
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