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What is crystal habit?

== == Many minerals have multiple crystal habits, which are the size and shape of a particular mineral crystals formation. Examples of crystal habit include boytroidal, stubby, blocky, radiating, wheat sheaf, columnar, acicular, foliated, subhedral, euhedral, drusy, dendritic, and bladed. Full Answer

How are crystals of minerals classified?

Mineral crystals are divided into six distinct mineral crystal systems based on geometry and angles between axes. Crystals can further be subdivided into categories of 'habit', the crystals' variety of appearances in nature. Examples of habit are boytroidal, globular, massive… Full Answer