Crystal Form, Zones, Crystal Habit

Stephen Nelson, Tulane University

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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Part of the Cutting Edge collection. The NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional
Course Type: Upper Level:Mineralogy
Topics: Solid Earth, Mineralogy:Crystallography
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Mineralogy