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Glossary of Terms

Triclinic

Any mineral that falls under the following specifications belongs to the triclinic crystal system:
Three axes, all of them are unequal in length, none of them are right angles to each other.

3D Animated Illustration of a Triclinic Crystal with Axes
Crystals kindly provided by Smorf

 

Microcline Crystallizes in the Triclinic System



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