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cleavage

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1 In minerals, cleavage is evident when crystals split along planes of weakness inherent in the structure of their atomic lattices. Cleavage is described by an adjective, e.g....

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William Hallowes Miller

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(1801–80)

A British mineralogist from the University of Cambridge, Miller developed a classification system for crystallography, based on crystal axes. His method was published in...

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zone symbol

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The symbol which defines the position of the zone axis of a crystal with respect to the crystallographic reference axes of the mineral. It is enclosed in square brackets to indicate that it...

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