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A hexagonal lattice has the same symmetry as a right prism with a hexagonal base.

A hexagonal lattice has the same symmetry as a right prism with a hexagonal base. Graphite is an example of a hexagonal crystal.

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Crystal lattices are used to describe the geometrical symmetry within any crystal. The Bravais Crystal Lattice collection shows examples of each type of lattice, with rules that define the geometry.
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