What mineral is a10 on the mohs scale?
Diamond, the hardest naturallly occurring mineral currently known.
Minerals have a fairly specific range of hardness, based on the Mohs hardness scale. The Mohs scale is based on the ability of a mineral to be scratched, or scratch, another mineral. Using the Mohs scale to determine mineral hardness is one test that can be used to help identify one mineral from others.
One of the best known scale is the Mohs scale. This is a purely ordinal scale for minerals and essentially states that a mineral with a higher Mohs value will scratch a mineral with a lower Mohs value. A mineral with a Mohs value twice as large is not twice as hard. A low value is 0.2 for Cesium. Diamond with a Mohs value of 10 is a high value although nanocrystalline diamond exceeds that…
Sandstone does not have a Mohs hardness. Mohs hardness is a relative measure of a mineral's ability to be scratched by another mineral. Sandstone is not a mineral or even a homogeneous substance, but a rock composed of various sand sized particles of rock or mineral grains that are cemented by a variety of mineral cements and is therefore not suitable for measurement on the Mohs scale.