Crystal Shape of Minerals: Forms and Types

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Consider a diamond that has flat facets and sharp edges. Which of the following terms would describe this type of crystal?

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1. Iron pyrite is sometimes referred to as fool's gold. It has a cubic shape. What type of crystal habit is this?

2. What term is used to refer to the macroscopic appearance of a crystal?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Crystal habits, or shapes, in minerals can either be formed in Euhedral or non-geometrical patterns. This quiz/worksheet combination will test your knowledge of these formations and their occurrence in specific minerals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test your mastery of the following:

  • Identifying the name of the macroscopic appearance of a crystal
  • Types of general crystal habits
  • Crystal formation patterns of specific minerals

Skills Practiced

Students will have the opportunity to practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases associated with crystal shapes
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the crystal habits of kyanite and iron pyrite
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the two main types of crystal habits

Additional Learning

Learn more about crystal habits by reading the lesson called Crystal Shape of Minerals, Forms and Types. The lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Learn to identify various types of crystal habits
  • Determine the characteristics of geometric crystal shapes
  • Describe different kinds of non-geometrical minerals
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