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Mineral Properties
Mineral Aggregate Habit

Mineral aggregates are minerals whose crystals come in groups of at times literally thousands of crystals intimately intergrowing to form unique aggregate shapes. In most cases such minerals had to form under space restriction, crowding in an intergrowing mass of small crystals. The type and habit of aggregation is often diagnostic of a specific mineral species and a strong clue to its identity.

Single Mineral Habit - Room to grow
Mineral Luster