Mohs scale

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a scale of hardness of solids

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The high hardness of quartz, seven on the Mohs Scale, makes it harder than most other natural substances.
An outstanding empirical method for predicting drillability is Mohs scale [7].
I've studied the card and on Mohs scale of hardness today is a diamond day - a 10.
2 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, compared to the 5-6 Mohs of standard steel blades.
About 7 on the Mohs scale, ceramics are not easy to machine.
On the Mohs scale of hardness, which ranks minerals from softest (1) to hardest (10), diamond is a 10.
Then comes a few more pages on mineralogical basics (the crystal systems, crystal habits, the Mohs scale, etc.