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Glossary of Terms

Tetragonal

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

3D Animated Illustration of a Tetragonal Crystal with Axes
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Zircon is a Tetragonal Mineral



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