This science ClipArt gallery offers 220 illustrations of crystals of numerous minerals. These crystalline minerals are created through natural processes, and so often times there are numerous crystal shapes for any given mineral (polycrystalline materials).

"Triclinic. Usually in tabular crystals parallel to brachypinacoid." — Ford, 1912

Albite

"Triclinic. Usually in tabular crystals parallel to brachypinacoid." — Ford, 1912

"Triclinic. Sometimes elongated parallel to b crystal axis." — Ford, 1912

Albite

"Triclinic. Sometimes elongated parallel to b crystal axis." — Ford, 1912

Amphibole.

Amphibole

Amphibole.

Amphibole.

Amphinole

Amphibole.

"Monoclinic. Crystals prismatic in habit; the prism faces make angles of 55 and 125 degrees with each other." — Ford, 1912

Amphibole

"Monoclinic. Crystals prismatic in habit; the prism faces make angles of 55 and 125 degrees with each…

"Monoclinic. Crystals prismatic in habit; the prism faces make angles of 55 and 125 degrees with each other." — Ford, 1912"

Amphibole

"Monoclinic. Crystals prismatic in habit; the prism faces make angles of 55 and 125 degrees with each…

Anglesite.

Anglesite

Anglesite.

"A complex crystal of apatite with the faces of a third-order pyramid upon it." — Ford, 1912

Apatite

"A complex crystal of apatite with the faces of a third-order pyramid upon it." — Ford, 1912

"Hexagonal; tri-pyramidal. Crystals usually long prismatic in habit; sometimes short prismatic or tabular. Usually terminated by prominent pyramid of first order and frequently a basal plane." — Ford, 1912

Apatite

"Hexagonal; tri-pyramidal. Crystals usually long prismatic in habit; sometimes short prismatic or tabular.…

"Hexagonal; tri-pyramidal. Crystals usually long prismatic in habit; sometimes short prismatic or tabular. Usually terminated by prominent pyramid of first order and frequently a basal plane." — Ford, 1912

Apatite

"Hexagonal; tri-pyramidal. Crystals usually long prismatic in habit; sometimes short prismatic or tabular.…

Apophyllite.

Apophyllite

Apophyllite.

Apophyllite.

Apophyllite

Apophyllite.

"Tetragonal. Usually shows a combination of prism of second order, pyramid of first and basal plane." — Ford, 1912

Apophyllite

"Tetragonal. Usually shows a combination of prism of second order, pyramid of first and basal plane."…

"Orthorhombic. Acicular pyramidal; consisting of a prism terminated by a combination of a very steep pyramid and brachydome." — Ford, 1912

Aragonite

"Orthorhombic. Acicular pyramidal; consisting of a prism terminated by a combination of a very steep…

"Orthorhombic. Tabular; consisting of prominent brachypinacoid faces modified by a prism and a low brachydome." — Ford, 1912

Aragonite

"Orthorhombic. Tabular; consisting of prominent brachypinacoid faces modified by a prism and a low brachydome."…

"Orthohombric. Usually in tabular diamond-shaped crystals, formed by a short prism terminated by low brachydomes. The brachydomes are usually striated parallel to the brachy-axis." — Ford, 1912

Arsenopyrite

"Orthohombric. Usually in tabular diamond-shaped crystals, formed by a short prism terminated by low…

A crystalized shape that is not symmetrical in any way.

Asymmetric

A crystalized shape that is not symmetrical in any way.

Axinite.

Axinite

Axinite.

"Triclinic. Crystals usually thin with sharp edges but varied in habit." — Ford, 1912

Axinite

"Triclinic. Crystals usually thin with sharp edges but varied in habit." — Ford, 1912

"A crystal has a center of symmetry if an imaginary line is passed from some point on its surface through its center, and a similar point is found on the line at an equal distance beyond the center." — Ford, 1912

Symmetry axis

"A crystal has a center of symmetry if an imaginary line is passed from some point on its surface through…

Barite.

Barite

Barite.

"Orthohombic. Crystals usually tabular parallel to base; often diamond shaped because of the presence of a short prism. Both macro- and brachydomes usually present, either beveling the corners of the diamond-shaped crystals, or if the prism faces are wanting, beveling the edges of the tavles and forming rectangular prismatic-shaped crystals elongated parallel to either the brachy- or macro-axis." — Ford, 1912

Barite

"Orthohombic. Crystals usually tabular parallel to base; often diamond shaped because of the presence…

"Orthohombic. Crystals usually tabular parallel to base; often diamond shaped because of the presence of a short prism. Both macro- and brachydomes usually present, either beveling the corners of the diamond-shaped crystals, or if the prism faces are wanting, beveling the edges of the tavles and forming rectangular prismatic-shaped crystals elongated parallel to either the brachy- or macro-axis." — Ford, 1912

Barite

"Orthohombic. Crystals usually tabular parallel to base; often diamond shaped because of the presence…

"Hexagonal. Strong prismatic habit. Frequently vertically striated and grooved. Forms usually present consist only of prism of first order and base." — Ford, 1912

Beryl

"Hexagonal. Strong prismatic habit. Frequently vertically striated and grooved. Forms usually present…

"Hexagonal. Strong prismatic habit. Frequently vertically striated and grooved. Forms usually present consist only of prism of first order and base. Small pyramid faces of both the first and second orders sometimes occur, but the pyramid faces are rarely prominent." — Ford, 1912

Beryl

"Hexagonal. Strong prismatic habit. Frequently vertically striated and grooved. Forms usually present…

Beryl is a mineral containing beryllium and aluminum in the form of a silicate.

Crystal of Beryl

Beryl is a mineral containing beryllium and aluminum in the form of a silicate.

A tetrahedron crystal of Boracite

Boracite Crystal

A tetrahedron crystal of Boracite

A cube crystal of Boracite

Boracite Crystal

A cube crystal of Boracite

A rhombic dodecahedron crystal of Boracite

Boracite Crystal

A rhombic dodecahedron crystal of Boracite

"Orthohombric. Crystals usually short prismatic to tabular. Sometimes quite complex with many prism, pyramid and dome faces. Frequently twinned, giving tabular crystals with recurring reentrant angles in the prism zone." — Ford, 1912

Bournonite

"Orthohombric. Crystals usually short prismatic to tabular. Sometimes quite complex with many prism,…

Brookite.

Brookite

Brookite.

"The only orthorhombic mineral of importance belonging to the hemimorphic class is calamine. When its crystals are doubly terminated they show different forms at either end of the vertical axis." — Ford, 1912

Calamine

"The only orthorhombic mineral of importance belonging to the hemimorphic class is calamine. When its…

"Orthohombic, hemimorphic. Crystals usually tabular parallel to the brachypinacoid. They show prism faces and are terminated above usually by a combination of macrodomes and brachydomes and base, and below by a pyramid." — Ford, 1912

Calamine

"Orthohombic, hemimorphic. Crystals usually tabular parallel to the brachypinacoid. They show prism…

"Calc-spar occurs at a Scottish locality in acicular pyramidal crystals of which the length may be ten or more times as great as the width." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Calc-spar

"Calc-spar occurs at a Scottish locality in acicular pyramidal crystals of which the length may be ten…

"Calc-spar occurs at a Scottish locality in acicular pyramidal crystals." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Calc-spar

"Calc-spar occurs at a Scottish locality in acicular pyramidal crystals." —The Encyclopedia Britannica,…

"Calc-spar occurs at a Scottish locality in acicular pyramidal crystals." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Calc-spar

"Calc-spar occurs at a Scottish locality in acicular pyramidal crystals." —The Encyclopedia Britannica,…

Calcite

Calcite

Calcite

Calcite

Calcite

Calcite

Calcite.

Calcite

Calcite.

Calcite.

Calcite

Calcite.

Calcite.

Calcite

Calcite.

Calcite.

Calcite

Calcite.

Calcite.

Calcite

Calcite.

Calcite.

Calcite

Calcite.

Calcite.

Calcite

Calcite.

Calcite.

Calcite

Calcite.

"Hexagonal-rhombohedral. Crystals are very varied in habitat, often highly complex. Over 300 different forms have been described." — Ford, 1912

Calcite

"Hexagonal-rhombohedral. Crystals are very varied in habitat, often highly complex. Over 300 different…

"Hexagonal-rhombohedral. Crystals are very varied in habitat, often highly complex. Over 300 different forms have been described." — Ford, 1912

Calcite

"Hexagonal-rhombohedral. Crystals are very varied in habitat, often highly complex. Over 300 different…

"Hexagonal-rhombohedral. Crystals are very varied in habitat, often highly complex. Over 300 different forms have been described." — Ford, 1912

Calcite

"Hexagonal-rhombohedral. Crystals are very varied in habitat, often highly complex. Over 300 different…

"Hexagonal-rhombohedral. Crystals are very varied in habitat, often highly complex. Over 300 different forms have been described." — Ford, 1912

Calcite

"Hexagonal-rhombohedral. Crystals are very varied in habitat, often highly complex. Over 300 different…

"Hexagonal-rhombohedral. Crystals are very varied in habitat, often highly complex. Over 300 different forms have been described." — Ford, 1912

Calcite

"Hexagonal-rhombohedral. Crystals are very varied in habitat, often highly complex. Over 300 different…

Rhombohedron calcite crystal

Calcite

Rhombohedron calcite crystal

A flat rhombohedron calcite crystal

Calcite

A flat rhombohedron calcite crystal

An acute rhombohedron calcite crystal

Calcite

An acute rhombohedron calcite crystal

A prism and rhombohedron calcite crystal

Calcite

A prism and rhombohedron calcite crystal

A scalenohedron and rhombohedron calcite crystal

Calcite

A scalenohedron and rhombohedron calcite crystal

A basal pinacoid, prism, and rhoombohedron calcite crystal

Calcite

A basal pinacoid, prism, and rhoombohedron calcite crystal

A calcite crystal

Calcite

A calcite crystal

A calcite crystal

Calcite

A calcite crystal

A calcite crystal

Calcite

A calcite crystal