Mohs scale

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a scale of hardness of solids

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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.
an inferior wear seed, justified by the high hardness of sintered (7,5-8 of MOHS scale of Hardness);
On the Mohs scale of hardness, which ranks minerals from softest (1) to hardest (10), diamond is a 10.
Rock hardness can be classified two ways: by how many pounds per square inch (psi) of force is required to crush the material, and by the Mohs scale which classifies minerals from 1 (soft) to 10 (hardest).