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Friedrich Mohs and the mineral scale of hardness

Friedrich Mohs and the mineral scale of hardness

One of the most famous identification methods in the study of mineralogy is the Mohs Scale of Hardness. A comparative scale, based on the hardness of each mineral, it is a way geoscientists can compare minerals to each other and organise them based upon an easily testable physical characteristic. Each level of hardness has a value, from 1 (the softest) to 10 (the hardest) and each number is associ ...[Read More]

2019 General Assembly documented through art!

2019 General Assembly documented through art!

As a repeat from last year, the General Assembly will be documented by EGU’s very own artists in residence! Morgane Merlin, an environmental science PhD student and visual artist based in Alberta, Canada, and Giorgo Skretis, a visual artist and musician based in Chania, Greece, will be producing illustrations and sculptures throughout the week to share their conference experiences and communicate ...[Read More]