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Rhombohedral cleavage
Type of cleavage exhibited on minerals that crystallize in the hexagonal crystal system (trigonal), specifically as rhombohedrons, in which small rhombohedrons cleave off of the existing crystal.



Rhombohedral Cleavage Exhibited on a Calcite Crystal from Franklin, N.J.

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