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Mohs' Hardness Test Kit for Industrial Use

1.10 LBS
  • Product Description

    While the Mohs' Hardness test was developed originally for testing minerals, the same concept can be applied to industrial materials.  Use this kit for "scratch testing" substances to determine their Hardness according to the Mohs' Hardness scale, which ranges from 1 to 10, where Diamond is the hardest at 10, while Talc is softest at 1.

    How do you use the hardness picks? Simply scratch a smooth surface of your material with the picks of various indicated hardness. As an example, if a No. 5 pick scratches the material, but a No. 4 pick does not, then your material’s hardness is 4.5.

    Examples of materials on which industry uses this tool:

    • Concrete
    • Faucet finishes
    • Touch screens
    • Plastics and Glass materials
    • Countertop materials
    • Flooring products, etc.

    Mineralab has assembled this customized configuration for those industrial uses, with these notable differences versus our Geology kit:

    • Molded Plastic Case to withstand rugged use in an industrial environment
    • Non-tarnishing Nickel-Plated Brass Pin Vise Holders for the Hardness Points
    • Customized Instructions for Use on Industrial Materials
    • Customized Hardness Tables that cover the range of common materials
    • This version of our Kit is optimized for Concrete Hardness Testing

    What is included in the Mohs' Hardness Test Kit - Industrial version?

    • Four double-ended picks, color-coded, with eight points comprising 2,3,4,5,6,7,8, and 9 on Mohs’ hardness scale, as shown above.
    • Two Hardness Plates (of Mohs' hardness of 3.5 and 5.5)
    • A 100 grit Grinding Stone to keep the points sharp.
    • Rugged and compact molded Plastic Case.
    • Hardness Table for 80 common Materials.
    • Complete Instructions, customized for Industrial applications.
    • One year Warranty, and 30 day Money Back Guarantee


    What is the size of the Mohs' Hardness Test Kit? 

    • The carrying and storage case is 8" x 5" x 2".
    • Weight is 14 ounces.  Shipping weight is about 1.1 pounds.

    This item typically ships within 1 business day.

  • Product Reviews


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    1. Great Product

      Great Product on Jan 8th 2024

    2. Better than Expected!

      In the past year I became curious about minerals and rocks, and I started building a test kit for samples I came across. One thing I was missing was an accurate way to test the hardness of my finds. After som research, I decided on the Mohs' Hardness Test Kit. I wasn't sure what to expect so when the kit arrived I was quite impressed. The quality and portability are great and after testing a few of my known mineral samples, it is accurate enough to help me identify my finds. Thank you for doing a great job. on Aug 7th 2021

    3. "Must have" tool for mineral ID

      If you get a hand lens, make sure it's a Belomo triplet. If you get MOHs hardness picks, make sure to buy Mineral Lab. One of the definitive mineral identification tools every rock-hound should own. Though not inexpensive, it will last you a lifetime. on Aug 3rd 2021

    4. MOH's hardness test kit

      It's a MOH's hardness test kit like every MOH's hardness test kit. It works well and I was astonished at the speed of delivery. on Dec 23rd 2020

    5. A Geo Essential

      Every geologist should own one. I love the portable case! Great quality and customer service! Thank you ! on Nov 18th 2019

    6. It is all good.

      Well manufactured and great purchase all the way around. on Jun 16th 2019

    7. Great tool. Great business.

      (Sorry for my English, I'm Dutch)

      Very happy with my Mohs'' Hardness Test Kit purchase. Good quality.
      Fast delivery to the Netherlands with FedEx.
      Easy payment with PayPal.
      on Sep 3rd 2018

    8. Bought for internal use

      The product we receive is excellent for the internal test we have to do to certificate some our products. on Oct 5th 2017

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