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Hexagonal Crystal System

The hexagonal system, one of the principal categories of crystal systems, in which the components of crystals are located by reference to four axes; three of these axes are of equal length and set at 120° to one another and a fourth axis is perpendicular to the plane of the other three axes. If the …

Tetragonal Crystal System

In our previous post, we discussed in detail the classes and forms of Cubic/ Isometric Crystal System, which is a very common type of crystal and includes hundreds of minerals in this system. This post is about the ”tetragonal crystal system”. The tetragonal crystal system is another important system. Zircon, Cassiterite, and Rutile are the …