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what kind of mineral can topaz scratch

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on the hardness scale.   What kind of mineral can topaz scratch?
What can quartz scratch?   what other minerals can scratch them?
asked May 2, 2015 by smejia2303 (150 points)

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Topaz is hard, but there are a few minerals with a hardness greater than topaz, including Corundum, Diamond, and Chrysoberyl.

Several minerals have a hardness greater than 7 that would scratch quartz, including Tourmaline, Garnets, Beryl, Spinel, Cordierite, Phenakite, Staurolite, and Zircon.
answered May 4, 2015 by hershel (49,750 points)
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Topaz can not be scrached there for topaz is not a mineral.

answered Feb 15, 2017 by Mr.poopypantsmcguccet

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