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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:
Mineralab has assembled this customized configuration for those industrial uses, with these notable differences versus our Geology kit:
What is included in the Mohs' Hardness Test Kit - Industrial version?
What is the size of the Mohs' Hardness Test Kit?
This item typically ships within 1 business day.
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. Jay-Dee Purdie on Aug 7th 2021
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. JOHN C SLANEY on Aug 3rd 2021
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. Unknown on Dec 23rd 2020
Every geologist should own one. I love the portable case! Great quality and customer service! Thank you ! Jenny on Nov 18th 2019
Well manufactured and great purchase all the way around. Unknown on Jun 16th 2019
(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. Peter on Sep 3rd 2018
The product we receive is excellent for the internal test we have to do to certificate some our products. Unknown on Oct 5th 2017