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Rhombohedral cleavage


Type of cleavage exhibited on minerals that crystallize in the hexagonal system and as rhombohedrons, in which small rhombohedrons cleave off of the existing rhombohedron. Example = Calcite.
Source: greatmining.com

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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.
Source: minerals.net

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