Mineral Monday: Talc

Learn about the mineral that holds the number 1 spot on the Mohs Hardness Scale.

Mineral Monday: Talc

Learn about the mineral that holds the number 1 spot on the Mohs Hardness Scale.

Happy Mineral Monday! This week, we look at the mineral Talc. This soft mineral sits at a 1 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, and when ground up becomes a common household powder. Any guesses what that powder could be?

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Visit the Keck Museum!

Pay Garrett a visit at the Keck Museum! The Keck Museum is located at the University of Nevada, Reno campus in the Mackay Mines building. It is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the first Saturday of each month from 12 p.m. to 4 pm.

For more information, visit unr.edu/keck.

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