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

wellerr@cochise.edu      copyright 2010-R.Weller 
 

model of molecular structure of diamond-4
In this orientation, open zones appear between dense layers of carbon atoms. 
Cleavage in a diamond is parallel to these open zones. 
Diamond has four directions of cleavage.

 


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Just credit photo to R.Weller/Cochise College.

This molecular model is available from the Klinger Company
 http://www.klingereducational.com/products/KS7996_Set_of_9_Basic_Crystal_Structures-13-8.html