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  • ROCK HARDNESS CLASSIFICATION - MOHS SCALE

    Information about the Mohs Scale of Hardness for rock classification. The Mohs sacale consists of 10 classifications of hardness. Chart listing ... Gypsum Bismuth

  • Mohs scale of mineral hardness - Simple English Wikipedia, the free ...

    Gypsum is harder: it can scratch talc but not calcite, which is even harder. The hardness of a mineral is mainly controlled by the strength of the bonding between...

  • Mohs Hardness Scale - Rock Roost

    Mohs hardness scale for rocks, gems, minerals. ... Gypsum is formed when seawater evaporates from the Earth's surface. (May be scratched by a fingernail or by...

  • Mohs Hardness Test

    Keep in mind that the Mohs scale does not indicate exact hardness, which ... Talc; Gypsum; Calcite; Fluorite; Apatite; Feldspar; Quartz; Topaz; Corundum...

  • Mohs Scale of Hardness - Mineralogical Society of America

    Talc (1), the softest mineral on the Mohs scale has a hardness greater than gypsum (2) in the direction that is perpendicular to the cleavage. Diamonds (10) also...

  • The Learning Zone: Mineral Detectives

    The hardness of a mineral is a good tool you can use to help identify minerals. ... The ten minerals of the Mohs scale 1. Talc 2. Gypsum 3. Calcite 4. Fluorite 5.

  • Anhydrite and Gypsum

    Gypsum (CaSO4.2H2O) and anhydrite (CaSO4) are two related minerals that ... MOHS HARDNESS SCALE. 1 TALC. 2 GYPSUM. ANHYDRITE. 3 CALCITE.

  • Mohs Hardness Test - Rock, Mineral and Fossil Collections From ...

    How to conduct a hardness test on an unknown rock or mineral using Mohs ... In other words, it is slightly harder than gypsum (H=2) but softer than calcite (H=3).

  • Gypsum, selenite: The mineral Gypsum information and pictures

    Hardness, 2 ... Rock composed primarily of the mineral Gypsum, but also contain impurities such as Calcite, ... It is also the main component of sheet rock.

  • Identifying Rocks and Minerals/Hardness - Wikibooks, open books ...

    The Mohs scale of mineral hardness characterizes the scratch resistance of various ... Hardness, Mineral. 1, Talc. 2, Gypsum. 3, Calcite. 4, Fluorite. 5, Apatite.

  • GeoKansas--Rocks and Minerals--Gypsum

    Hardness: 3.5 to 4. A common Kansas mineral, gypsum is calcium sulfate containing water (CaSO4•2H2O). Calcium sulfate without water is anhydrite (CaSO4),...

  • Hardness | Mineralogy4Kids

    Hardness. What is hardness? The hardness of a mineral is its ability to resist ... your fingernail can scratch the minerals talc and gypsum, with a hardness of 2 or...

  • Mohs Scale of Hardness

    Hardness. Mineral. Associations and Uses. 1. Talc, Talcum powder. 2. Gypsum ... Gypsum is formed when seawater evaporates from the Earth's surface. 3.

  • Mohs Hardness Scale: Testing the Resistance to Being Scratched

    The most commonly used test of mineral hardness is Mohs Hardness Scale. ... A laboratory Mohs Hardness Scale kit containing: (1) talc; (2) gypsum; (3) calcite;...

  • Hardness - Geology - rocks and minerals

    Hardness. Definition. A measure of the ease with which a smooth surface of a ... corundum, topaz, quartz, orthoclase. apatite, fluorite, calcite, gypsum, talc...