What is the moh’s hardness scale?

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    It is a scale that measures the relative hardness of minerals.  It was developed in 1812 by Frederich Mohs, a German mineralogist.  Here is an example of the chart, which has both the main minerals he listed and some intermediate materials.

    http://www.hothardware.com/articleimages/Item1146/HH_Mohs_Hardness_Scale_Chart.png

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