Hardness Scale

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| image = [[File:Rough Diamond.jpeg]]
| caption = The diamond has a Mohs Hardness Rating of ten.
<p>A scale of standards against which a mineral is compared. A hardness scale is based on experimentation and observation using natural or man-made materials. Since each of the materials has a consistent hardness, different workers can repeat and verify each other’s observations with agreement. Most mineralogists use the Mohs Hardness Scale, which is based on scratching as its mechanical force.</p>
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