Hardest ore to find

Hi everyone.

I’m writing this message because i am in search of the most valuable and hardest ore to mine.

Could somebody tell me which one they are ? I see so many in the market. And how to find them ?

Thanks :slight_smile:

You are probably thinking of mercoxit.

Talassonite … by a margin.

EDIT: I got corrected, Mercoxit is it again … https://ore.cerlestes.de/ore

But Talassonite is harder to find :wink:

Now to find it is 1 thing to mine it and bring it home is another. So probably trig ores or Mercoxit.

I love this question!
I can be on- and off-topic at the same time!

Hardness is roughly correlative with density.

The more dense mineral is the harder mineral! This relationship makes some sense, in that closer packing of atoms
would give greater density and would allow shorter bond lengths, which allows greater hardness!

Thus …
… for the hardest ore …
… you just need to find the one with the highest density …
… and then figure out the most valueable one out of these highest of density ores.

Ha, this is wrong! :slight_smile:
That’s what I get for trying to be smarter than I am. :stuck_out_tongue:

Then why is aluminum harder than lead?

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You’re right, this is wrong.
I should have looked into it better.

Wow. I’ve gotten the above from http://railsback.org/Fundamentals/DensityHardnessPlots05I.pdf.

So I’ve started searching and reading …

Informative, but not particularly helpfull for me, who has no idea.

This explanation feels rather useless, though.

https://www.quora.com/As-we-know-the-greater-the-density-the-harder-the-substance-is-but-why-in-some-substances-like-pure-gold-or-mercury-this-state-is-not-followed

Bingo!

Thanks! I shouldn’t have trusted that one page in a pdf without deeper understanding.
I’ve dismissed the rest of the text from the pdf. I’m not really much into chemistry stuff.

Sorry!

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