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Glossary of Terms

Orthorhombic

Any mineral that falls under the following specifications belongs to the orthorhombic crystal system:
Three axes, all are unequal in length. All three axes are at 90° to each other.

3D Animated Illustration of the Hexagonal System with Axes
Crystals kindly provided by Smorf

 

Barite Crystallizes in the Orthorhombic System



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