Monoclinic System

Characteristics of Monoclinic Crystals:

  • Three crystallographic axes of unequal lengths
  • A single 2-fold symmetry axis

Common Minerals of the Monoclinic System

  • Azurite
  • Borax
  • Calaverite
  • Chlorite
  • Colemanite
  • Datolite
  • Augite
  • Epidote
  • Gypsum
  • Kaolinite
  • Malachite
  • Monazite
  • Micas
  • Orpiment
  • Orthoclase
  • Realgar
  • Sphene
  • Spodumene
  • Talc
  • Hornblende
  • Wolframite