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Crystal Form, Zones, Crystal Habit
This site is a lecture by Dr. Stephen Nelson from Tulane University that explores the use of the Miller Index notation to designate crystal forms. Topics include crystal forms, general and special forms, and open and closed forms. Also discussed is the relationship between form and crystal faces, along with zones and zone symbols, the vectorial properties of crystals, and crystal habit. Tables and illustrations accompany the text.
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  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Mineralogy or petrology
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Copyright 2001 Tulane University New Orleans, LA 70118
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-737
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Author: Dr Stephen A. Nelson
Tulane University