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Mohs Hardness Test Kit

 

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Deluxe Hardness Pick Set

The Deluxe Hardness Pick Set from Mineralab is unique in that, unlike other mineral hardness testing tools that use minerals or crystal points, Mineralabís picks are made of metals and alloys of hardness values equal to 2 through 9 on Mohsí hardness scale.  And because the picks are made of metal, they are easily ground to sharp points which will not break off and which can be easily sharpened.

Why measure the hardness of a mineral? Because hardness is an important and quantifiable physical characteristic of a mineral and in your effort to identify an unknown mineral, the hardness, if known, combined with other properties, can narrow your search to just a handful of possibilities.

How do you use the hardness picks? Simply scratch a smooth surface of your unknown mineral with the picks of various indicated hardness. As an example, if a No. 5 pick scratches the mineral, but a No. 4 pick does not, then your mineralís hardness is 4.5. Then compare this against the included table of minerals listing hardness values to aid in identifying the unknown mineral.

What is included in the Deluxe Hardness Pick Set?

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Four double-ended picks with eight points comprising 2,3,4,5,6,7,8, and 9 on Mohsí hardness scale, as shown above.

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A Glass Hardness Plate (hardness of about 5.5) which, when scratched, quickly distinguishes hard from soft minerals.

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A second Hardness Plate with a hardness value of 3.5.

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A 100 grit Grinding Stone to keep the points sharp.

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Streak Plate for testing a mineralís streak color.

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Magnet to test magnetic rocks such as magnetite and pyrrhotite.

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An attractive, mahogany-finished and compact Wooden Case.

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Hardness Table for 300 Minerals.

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Complete Instructions.

Other Features:

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All points are stamped with the indicated hardness value, and each double-ended pick body is color coded for quickly finding the desired pick.

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Hardness points can be easily and inexpensively replaced without having to replace the pick bodies.

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Compact. The wooden storage case is only 7" tall by 2.5" wide.

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Many other applications, including in the industrial, excavation, and archeological fields.

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30 day money back guarantee.

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1 Year Warranty.

Note: This is a very popular product, and makes an excellent gift!

Or click here for our specially re-configured Mohs' Hardness Test Kit customized for Industrial applications, including Concrete Hardness Scratch Testing.

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Qty: SKU: HD1    Price: $89

Discounts: This product is available to Dealers and Schools at wholesale prices,  when purchased in quantity.  Please contact us for further information.