Structure Monoclinic

There are three axes, each of different lengths. Two are at right angles to each other and the third is inclined. Based on a parallelogram inner structure.

Crystal shapes include:

  • Basal pinacoids and prisms with inclined end faces

Common Monoclinic Crystals:

  • Azurite, Chrysocolla, Diopside
  • Epidote, Gypsum, Hiddenite
  • Howlite, Kunzite, Lazulite
  • Moonstone, Muscovite (Mica), Petalite
  • Serpentine, Spodumene, Staurolite
  • Vivianite

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