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Unformatted text preview: that has a different orientation is counted as a different direction of cleavage. When two or more cleavage planes are parallel or line up with each other, they are counted only once, as one direction of cleavage. Minerals may have one, two, three, four, or six directions of cleavage. Figure 1.17 Figure 1.17 Common cleavage directions of minerals. (After AG/NAGT, Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology, 2nd ed., New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1990.)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2011 for the course PHYS 114 taught by Professor Comptonw during the Summer '10 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.
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