. . . . after a hot day in the desert when I returned to her parents' home with a very painful heatrash in an embarrassing location.
'Washing up' before dinner I noticed a small dish with powder which I mistook for talcum (how could a geologist ever do that??*) and applied generously to the afflicted parts.

So sorry, . . . . it was laundry detergent! ..

* Toronto Girls Can Flirt And Other Queer Things Can Do

that's why I had to go to Toronto to investigate

MOH's Hardness Scale:

  1. Talcum
  2. Gypsum
  3. Calcite
  4. Fluorite
  5. Apatite
  6. Orthoclase
  7. Quartz
  8. Topaz
  9. Corundum
  10. Diamond

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