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Glossary of Terms

Basal cleavage

Type of cleavage exhibited on a horizontal plane of a mineral by way of its base. Minerals with basal cleavage can sometimes be peeled. A good example of basal cleavage is seen on the minerals of the mica group.

Lepidolite Crystal Showing Crystals with Basal Cleavage which can be Peeled



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