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Orthorhombic Crystal System

Some common minerals like Baryte, Olivine, Andalusive, and Topaz belong to this type of crystal system. Crystallographic Axes: Crystals belonging to the orthorhombic system are referred to as three unequal, mutually perpendicular axes. The ‘a axis being shorter is called ”brachy axis” and the ‘b’ axis being longer is called ”macro axis”. Classes of Orthorhombic …

Six types of Crystal Systems

There are hundreds of minerals on the earth, which are found in different crystal forms. These crystal forms are grouped into six major crystal forms. These crystal forms are as follows. (1). Cubic or Isometric Crystal System: The crystals belonging to this system have three mutually perpendicular axes of equal lengths. These axes are designated …