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Pyrite Cubes
A rock containing three crystals of pyrite

In crystallography, the cubic crystal system is a crystal system where the unit cell is in the shape of a cube. This is one of the most common and simplest shapes found in crystals and minerals.

There are three main types of these crystals:

  • Primitive cubic
  • Body-centered cubic
  • Face-centered cubic

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