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Cleavage and Fracture. Click here to go back to the main page. Cleavage is the tendency of a mineral to break along smooth planes parallel to zones of weak bonding. Fracture is the tendency of a mineral to break along curved surfaces without a definite shape. These minerals do not have planes of weakness and break irregularly.

www.rocksforkids.com/fracture-cleavage-for-mineral-indenti...

In mineralogy, fracture and cleavage are used to describe the tendency of minerals to break. Fracture and cleavage is nothing but the positioning of the atoms that are present in a mineral, and how it can break when stress is exerted on it. To understand how fracture and cleavage are…

www.mindat.org/article.php/2898/Determining+Fracture+and...

Cleavage is the tendency of a crystal to break along smooth, flat planes of structural weakness. There are minerals that exhibit one, two, three, or more cleavage planes. And there are minerals that exhibit none at all. A cleavage plane is always parallel to a crystal face, or a possible crystal face. It is a lattice plane of the crystal structure.

www.differencebetween.com/difference-between-cleavage-and...

The key difference between cleavage and fracture is that cleavage is the manner in which a mineral break along its plane of weakness whereas fracture is breakage of the mineral when atomic bonding is perfect and there is no weakness. Another important difference between cleavage and fracture is that cleavage is regular

www.minerals.net/resource/property/cleavage_fracture...

Cleavage, fracture, and parting all have to do with the positioning of atoms in a mineral and how it breaks when put under stress. (These three properties are listed on the same page due to their comparability, but are each individually discussed).

kidsloverocks.com/cleavage-and-fracture

Cleavage and fracture are descriptions of how a mineral breaks into pieces. Cleavage. Cleavage describes how a mineral breaks into flat surfaces (usually one, two, three or four surfaces). Cleavage is determined by the crystal structure of the mineral. Common Cleavage Descriptions

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Fracture, on the hand is just the chipping or fracture of a mineral.Cleavage is the tendency to break along flat surfaces, and fracture is the tendency of a mineral to break into irregular pieces. Go.

flexiblelearning.auckland.ac.nz/.../minerals/fracture.html

Cleavage / fracture. Cleavage and fracture describe different ways in which a mineral can break. Definitions. Cleavage - The tendency of a mineral to break along flat planar surfaces as determined by the structure of its crystal lattice. These two-dimensional surfaces are known as cleavage planes and are caused by the alignment of weaker bonds between atoms in the crystal lattice.

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Cleavage is the breaking of a mineral along flat surfaces. Fracture, on the hand is just the chipping or "fracture" of a mineral. Cleavage is the tendency to break along flat surfaces, and ...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJM45Xd34ek

This video discusses the process of identifying minerals. Especially the difference between cleavage and fracture.