diamond appraisal

CHRYSTAL SYSTEM

X +1 system

  • CUBIC SYSTEM -  3 length axis all at 90 degrees <system of highest symmetry>
  • * Diamond crystallized into cubic & Isometric system

     

    Fun TIP: Diamond made out of carbon formed into cubic system.

     

    CHRYSTAL FORMS

     

    HABITS - Most common x+1 form of a mineral (chrystal).

     

    Octa = 8 hedron = faces -> Octahedron => 8 faces

    Dodecahedron => 12 faces

     

    & - cubic ->Isometric => 6 faces

     

    Terms - <GREEK>

    TRIS (3), TETRA (4), HEXA (6), OCTA (8), DODECA (12), HEDRON (FACE)

     

    3X8=24 faces (TRISOCTAHEDRON) - 24 faces.

     

    Fun TIP: Rough Diamonds