Structural Analysis of the Most Commonly Encountered Habit Faces of Calcite Crystals from Skarn Deposits

M.-A. Kashkai and R. M. Aliev
Academician of the Academy of Sciences, Azerbaidzhan, U.S.S.R.

Summary: This paper is a report on the various features of the crystallogenesis of calcite as shown in specimens collected from iron-ore skarn deposits. Although there are several forms, each showing a variety of habit, a detailed study shows that there is a unified sequence of successive habit substitution. A structural analysis of calcite based on P.B.C. (Periodic Bond Chain) vectors is then considered.

Mineralogical Magazine; December 1970 v. 37; no. 292; p. 929-933; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1970.037.292.09
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