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Crystal habit of Graphite Graphite Graphite

Name   Graphite
Chemistry   C
Hardness   1
Lustre   sub metallic
Colour   black, dark grey or steel grey
Streak   grey 
Density [g/cm3]   2.1 - 2.3
Crystal habit   hexagonal, tabular crystals rarely
Cleavage, Fracture   [0001] perfect
other characteristics and occurrences   earthy, clay-like texture, occurence in metamorphosed lime stones, carbon-rich shales and coal beds

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