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The Crystal Systems

All crystals grow in one of these six shapes on the microscopic level. Remember, however, that minerals can grow in many different ways. For many minerals, crystals that clearly resemble the crystal system are rarer than crystals that don't!

Cubic
System
Monoclinic
System
Tetrahedral
System
Triclinic
System
Orthorhombic
System
Hexagonal
System

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