Calcite Photos  
Cochise College               
Photos of Minerals
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Roger Weller, geology instructor

wellerr@cochise.edu    copyright 2011-R.Weller

 
calcite cleavage
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Calcite has three directions of cleavage.  The cleavage directions are not at right
angles to each other, like salt, but are inclined.  The resultant shape produced by the
cleavage of calcite is called a rhombohedron.

 

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