In this episode, I talk about mineral hardness and how you can use common materials around your home to create your own mineral hardness kit.  I explain how the Mohs Scale of Hardness works and how you use it to work out the hardness of an unknown mineral.  This is a great skill to have when you start off learning about mineral properties.

You can learn more about Mohs Scale of Hardness right here.

As promised, here are some affiliate links* to Hardness kits on Amazon.

And finally – if you are new to mineral collecting, or have a child who would like to learn more, check out the book I wrote…

  • Affiliate links are links that I may receive a small commission if you purchase an item I recommend.   That said, I will never recommend an item that I don’t know or have used myself.


Mineral Hardness

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