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IRON PYRITE Fracture and cleavage describe the surface of a mineral after it has just been broken. Fracture occurs if a mineral breaks and leaves a rough surface; the terms used to describe the surface are conchoidal, hackly, uneven and splintery. Cleavage occurs if a mineral breaks along a well-defined plane. [LM] {DE}

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