Cube of Iron Pyrite

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Cubes of Iron Pyrites frequently show a striation of their planes in one direction, which is perpendicular to the striation on all contiguous faces, owing to oscillatory combination with the pentagonal dodecahedron. This would not be possible in a holohedral cube.


Crystals, Cubes


George Huntington Williams, Ph.D. Elements of Crystallography for Students of Chemistry, Physics, and Mineralogy (New York, NY: Henry Holt and Company, 1892)


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