Mohs, Friedrich

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Friedrich, German mineralogist, 1773-1839.
Mohs hardness number - a number on a mineralogic scale.
Mohs scale - a qualitative scale in which minerals are classified in order of their increasing hardness. Synonym(s): hardness scale
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Prominent members of the profession included the brothers Simon and Georg Preschern, the brothers Johann and Franz Morgenbesser, the Mohr brothers, Johann Weiss (who owned a rich collection of gem crystals including a 46-cm Siberian green beryl), Bernhard Dussolt (whose personal collection was curated by Friedrich Mohs), Norbert Muraweck (a specialist in Bohemian and Hungarian specimens), and a raft of others known only by their last names, including Barcigli, Kollman, Pauer and Zaberschnigg.