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pinacoid


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Applied to a crystal face which cuts the vertical c (or z) crystallographic axis and is parallel to the horizontal a (or x) and b (or y) axes. A horizontal plane of symmetry (see crystal symmetry) repeats the face at the opposite end of the crystal. The resulting form is a pair of parallel faces with the index (001).

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