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What most people call a "crystal" is a mineral with well-developed crystal faces.
To geologists a crystal usually means any homogenous solid that is crystalline (
with or without crystal faces). J If minerals were always able to develop their ...
A and B show how cubes can be stacked for cubic and dodecahedral (1 2-sided)
crystal forms. C and D show the relationship of stacked rhombohedrons to a "dog
-tooth" (scalenohedron) form and a rhombohedral face. Steno's law was really a ...
Unit Cells and Crystal Systems The cubes in figure 9.18 and rhombohedrons of
figure 9.17 are known to crystallographers as unit cells, small volumes of
identical shape, size, and orientation that collectively form the crystal. Each unit
cell has a ...
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Introduction to Physical Geology
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