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 The Mohs scale of mineral hardness characterizes the scratch resistance of various minerals through the ability of a harder material to scratch a softer.

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2  The Mohs scale of mineral hardness characterizes the scratch resistance of various minerals through the ability of a harder material to scratch a softer material. It was created in 1812 by the German mineralogist Friedrich Mohs.

3  Take 4 sheets of paper  Place each sheet 1-2 cm higher than the next

4  Fold the top layers over  Be careful so that you can still see ALL the layers

5  Fold the papers and crease well  Then staple along the top

6  Cut the middle 5 layers  And label as shown in the diagram Minerals Mohs Hardness History of Mineralogy Vocabulary

7  Sharing with your table mate- complete your own foldable notes!

8 1.Talc 2.Diamond 3.Calcite 20

9 1.Diamond 2.Orthoclase 3.Fluorite 20

10 0.39Participant 4576A 2.61Participant 44CD4 2.97Participant Participant 44C9C 3.08Participant 4572B

11 1.Agricola 2.Linneaus 3.Hessel 20

12 1.Luster 2.Streak 3.Specific Gravity 20

13 4Participant 44CAA 4Participant Participant 44CD4 4Participant Participant 45742


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