JCrystalApplet allows a user to manipulate a crystal shape with mouse and keyboard control
with a realism almost equal to actually holding a real crystal model. It is such a nice program that I added the
JCrystal version to the crystallography table for interactive
examples of crystal morphology for the different crystal systems.
These crystal forms were created using a stand-alone software package,
JCrystal, and the later version, Krystalshaper.
These programs created the html files that JCrystalApplet uses.
Webmineral has examples, listed in the following tables, of all minerals with a crystal form that are
currently in the mineral database.
There are 51 crystal models of "A" Minerals as of 11/28/2020
mouse button drags:
right mouse button:
zoom crystal - on right side of window
rotate crystal - on left side of window left mouse button:
manipulate crystal - left mouse button
zoom crystal - left mouse button + cntl
note: for keyboard actions you may have to click at the applet area
first, to give it the keyboard focus