Invented by German geologist Friedrich Mohs, the Mohs Hardness Scale is used to measure the hardness of a rock or mineral. The higher on the scale a material is, the harder it is. Any material that has a certain number on the Mohs scale can scratch any specimen with a smaller number, but can be scratched itself by a another specimen of the same type or with a higher number.
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