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Mineral Habit

Each mineral normally takes one or more characteristic forms, which can be useful for identification.

Some of the most common crystal habits are:[1]


  1. Chesterman, pp. 37-40


  • Chesterman, Charles W. The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals, Alfred A. Knopf: New York (1987)