Mineral Colour Plates are small thumbnail images of minerals, as well as synthetic compounds and chemical elements, with articles that can be found in the MIROFOSS database. The following table shows all of the ORTHORHOMBIC CRYSTAL minerals found in MIROFOSS organized vertically by mineral group. Clicking on a mineral plate image will bring you to the corresponding MIROFOSS article. Please note this page may take a while to load on slower computers or with slower internet connections.

In crystallography, the orthorhombic crystal system is one of the six crystal systems. Orthorhombic lattices result from stretching a cubic lattice along two of its orthogonal pairs by two different factors, resulting in a rectangular prism with a rectangular base (a by b) and height (c), such that a, b, and c are distinct. All three bases intersect at 90° angles, so the three lattice vectors remain mutually orthogonal.

Acanthite Orpiment Realgar  
Connichalcite Descloizite    
Hemimorphite Thomsonite Olivine Prehnite
Topaz Cavansite    
Anhydrite Bowelstone Baryte Baryte Rose