5.2: Crystal Systems
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Table \(\PageIndex{1}\): Table of Crystal Systems
Crystal System  Diagram  Examples 

Cubic The cube is composed of 6 square faces 

Tetragonal The tetragonal system also has three axes 
Zircon  
Hexagonal In the hexagonal system, we have an additional axis, 

Trigonal The trigonal system is a subsystem of the 

Orthorhombic In this system, there are three axes all of which 
Andalusite 

Monoclinic The above crystal systems all have axes sides You can imagine this as a matchbox that slants to one side. 

Triclinic In this system all the axes are different You can imagine this as a matchbox which slants to two sides. 
Turquoise 