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Hardness

Talc Talc

Hardness: 1
Colour: Silvery green, grey or white
Streak: White
Lustre: Dull to pearly or greasy
Other characteristics: Has a soapy feel to the touch

Gemstone quality: No - talc is too soft to be a gemstone.
Industrial uses: Is used in talcum powder, make-up and in paper making.

Talcum powder Makeup Wallpaper

Talc is used to make talcum powder, make-up and paper.

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