mohs hardness scale

Mohs Hardness Scale is one of the most significant tests used to identify, classify and gauge the hardness of mineral samples. It is also used to compare and evaluate the durability of minerals, gemstones, metals, and other materials.

Long before, miners and mineralogist scratched minerals together to help them in determining its kind, therefore Mohs recommended his scale of increasing hardness to make their technique more definite.

In our succeeding posts, we are going to cover the following topics about the Mohs Hardness Scale

History/ Background
Hardness Comparisons
Mohs Hardness Testing Procedure
Uses of Hardness Tests

At the end of this post series, you should be able to define Mohs Hardness Scale and familiarize yourself with the different scale number of the most popular gemstones apart from diamond.