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).

"Tetragonal; tri-pyramidal. Crystals usually simple pyramids of first order. Closely resemble isometric octahedrons in angles. Faces of the pyramid of third order are small and rare." — Ford, 1912

Scheelite

"Tetragonal; tri-pyramidal. Crystals usually simple pyramids of first order. Closely resemble isometric…

"...to be cut in half by this plane (the twinned plane, reference Twinned Crystal of Gypsum) and one portion to be rotated through 180 degrees about the normal to the same plane. Described as being twinned on the plane." -The Encyclopedia Britannica 1910

Simple Crystal of Gypsum

"...to be cut in half by this plane (the twinned plane, reference Twinned Crystal of Gypsum) and one…

"Isometric; tetrahedral. Tetrahedron form." — Ford, 1912

Sphalerite

"Isometric; tetrahedral. Tetrahedron form." — Ford, 1912

"The Sphenoidal Class corresponds in the Tetragonal system to the Tetrahedral class in the Isometric System. It is characterized by the following symmetry: The three crystallographic axes are axes of binary symmetry, and there are two vertical diagonal planes of symmetry." — Ford, 1912

Symmetry of Sphenoidal class

"The Sphenoidal Class corresponds in the Tetragonal system to the Tetrahedral class in the Isometric…

Staurolite.

Staurolite

Staurolite.

"Orthohombic. Habit prismatic, showing usually a combination of prism with large angle, brachypinacoid, base and macrodome." — Ford, 1912

Staurolite

"Orthohombic. Habit prismatic, showing usually a combination of prism with large angle, brachypinacoid,…

"...in this figure the thicker lines are the projections of the three planes of symmetry, and on these lie the poles of the rhombehedra (six of which are indicated)." -The Encyclopedia Britannica 1910

Stereographic Projection of a Holosymmetric Rhombohedral Crystal

"...in this figure the thicker lines are the projections of the three planes of symmetry, and on these…

Sulphur.

Sulphur

Sulphur.

Sulphur.

Sulphur

Sulphur.

"Resinous luster. Color sulphur-yellow, varying with impurities to yellow shades of green, gray, and red. Transparent to opaque. Imperfect conductor of heat." — Ford, 1912

Sulphur

"Resinous luster. Color sulphur-yellow, varying with impurities to yellow shades of green, gray, and…

"Resinous luster. Color sulphur-yellow, varying with impurities to yellow shades of green, gray, and red. Transparent to opaque. Imperfect conductor of heat." — Ford, 1912

Sulphur

"Resinous luster. Color sulphur-yellow, varying with impurities to yellow shades of green, gray, and…

"The symmetry of this class is as follows: The three crystallographic axes are axes of binary symmetry; the four diagonal axes are axes of trigonal symmetry; there are six diagonal planes of symmetry." — Ford, 1912

Symmetry of tetrahedral class

"The symmetry of this class is as follows: The three crystallographic axes are axes of binary symmetry;…

"Monoclinic. Crystals varied in habit. Often with prominent basal plane which is steeply inclined and which in combination with short prism and pyramid faces gives a thin wedge-shaped crystal." — Ford, 1912

Titanite

"Monoclinic. Crystals varied in habit. Often with prominent basal plane which is steeply inclined and…

"Monoclinic. Crystals varied in habit. Often with prominent basal plane which is steeply inclined and which in combination with short prism and pyramid faces gives a thin wedge-shaped crystal." — Ford, 1912

Titanite

"Monoclinic. Crystals varied in habit. Often with prominent basal plane which is steeply inclined and…

Topaz.

Topaz

Topaz.

Topaz.

Topaz

Topaz.

Topaz

Topaz

Topaz

"Orthohombic. In prismatic crystals terminated by pyramids, domes, and basal plane." — Ford, 1912

Topaz

"Orthohombic. In prismatic crystals terminated by pyramids, domes, and basal plane." — Ford, 1912

"Tourmaline crystals show the forms of the Rhombohedral Class but with hemispherical development. They are also commonly characterized by the presence of three faces of a triangular prism." — Ford, 1912

Tourmaline

"Tourmaline crystals show the forms of the Rhombohedral Class but with hemispherical development. They…

"Tourmaline crystals show the forms of the Rhombohedral Class but with hemispherical development. They are also commonly characterized by the presence of three faces of a triangular prism." — Ford, 1912

Tourmaline

"Tourmaline crystals show the forms of the Rhombohedral Class but with hemispherical development. They…

"Tourmaline crystals show the forms of the Rhombohedral Class but with hemispherical development. They are also commonly characterized by the presence of three faces of a triangular prism." — Ford, 1912

Tourmaline

"Tourmaline crystals show the forms of the Rhombohedral Class but with hemispherical development. They…

"Hexagonal-rhombohedral; hemimorphic. Crystals usually prismatic, vertically striated. A triangular prism, with three faces, prominent, which with the tendency of the prism faces to be vertically striated and to round into each other gives the crystals usually a cross section like a spherical triangle." — Ford, 1912

Tourmaline

"Hexagonal-rhombohedral; hemimorphic. Crystals usually prismatic, vertically striated. A triangular…

"Hexagonal-rhombohedral; hemimorphic. Crystals usually prismatic, vertically striated. A triangular prism, with three faces, prominent, which with the tendency of the prism faces to be vertically striated and to round into each other gives the crystals usually a cross section like a spherical triangle. Crystals are commonly terminated by base and low positive and negative rhombohedrons; sometimes scalenohedrons are present. When the crystals are doubly terminated they usually show different forms at the opposite ends of the vertical axis." — Ford, 1912

Tourmaline

"Hexagonal-rhombohedral; hemimorphic. Crystals usually prismatic, vertically striated. A triangular…

"...the two portions are symmetrical with respect to a plane parallel to the ortho-pinacoid." -The Encyclopedia Britannica 1910

Twinned Crystal of Gypsum

"...the two portions are symmetrical with respect to a plane parallel to the ortho-pinacoid." -The Encyclopedia…

"Albite and Carlsbad twinning combined." -Johannsen, 1908

Twinning

"Albite and Carlsbad twinning combined." -Johannsen, 1908

An illustration showing "two octahedra...united by contact along a surface parallel to an octahedron face without interpentration. " -Britannica, 1910

Two Octahedra

An illustration showing "two octahedra...united by contact along a surface parallel to an octahedron…

Vesuvianite.

Vesuvianite

Vesuvianite.

Vesuvianite

Vesuvianite

Vesuvianite

"Tetragonal. Prismatic in habit. Often vertically striated. Common forms are prisms of first and second orders, pyramid of first order and base." — Ford, 1912

Vesuvianite

"Tetragonal. Prismatic in habit. Often vertically striated. Common forms are prisms of first and second…

"Tetragonal. Prismatic in habit. Often vertically striated. Common forms are prisms of first and second orders, pyramid of first order and base." — Ford, 1912

Vesuvianite

"Tetragonal. Prismatic in habit. Often vertically striated. Common forms are prisms of first and second…

"Tetragonal; tripyramidal. Crystals usually prismatic. Prominent forms are prisms of the first and second order, pyramid of first." — Ford, 1912

Wernerite

"Tetragonal; tripyramidal. Crystals usually prismatic. Prominent forms are prisms of the first and second…

"Tetragonal; tripyramidal. Crystals usually prismatic. Prominent forms are prisms of the first and second order, pyramid of first. Rarely shows the faces of the pyramid of the third order." — Ford, 1912

Wernerite

"Tetragonal; tripyramidal. Crystals usually prismatic. Prominent forms are prisms of the first and second…

"A crystal of zincite with a prism terminated by a pyramid above a basal pinacoid below." — Ford, 1912

Zincite

"A crystal of zincite with a prism terminated by a pyramid above a basal pinacoid below." — Ford,…

Zircon.

Zircon

Zircon.

Zircon.

Zircon

Zircon.

Zircon.

Zircon

Zircon.

Zircon.

Zircon

Zircon.

"Tetragonal. Crystals usually show a simple combination of prism and pyramid of the first order. The prism of the second order and a ditetragonal pyramid also at times observed." — Ford, 1912

Zircon

"Tetragonal. Crystals usually show a simple combination of prism and pyramid of the first order. The…

"Zircon, a mineral composed of of zirconium silicate, sometimes used as a gem-stone... THe mineral crystallizes in the tetragonal system, generally in combinations of square prisms and square pyramids" (Britannica, 1910).

Zircon

"Zircon, a mineral composed of of zirconium silicate, sometimes used as a gem-stone... THe mineral crystallizes…

"Zircon, a mineral composed of of zirconium silicate, sometimes used as a gem-stone... THe mineral crystallizes in the tetragonal system, generally in combinations of square prisms and square pyramids." -Britannica, 1910

Zircon

"Zircon, a mineral composed of of zirconium silicate, sometimes used as a gem-stone... THe mineral crystallizes…