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About Calcite

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CALCITE

Calcite is a common rock-forming mineral. It has many industrial uses, such as cement, and is found in many colors. It occurs in many forms of crystals, and in many types of deposits, and has a strong rhombohedral cleavage. An optically clear variety is called Iceland spar, and exhibits strong double refraction, which is when a ray of light enters the mineral, it is divided into two rays that diverge. It is too soft to be used as gem material, but many beautiful crystals have been collected the world over.

Chemistry: CaCO3 Group:  Hexagonal Scalenohedral ♦  
Color: Colorless, White, Pink, Yellow, Brown
Luster:  Vitreous
Transparency: Transparent to translucent to opaque Moh's hardness: 3
Fracture: Conchoidal - Very brittle fracture producing small, conchoidal fragments.
Localities:  Found in sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Calcite

Blue Calcite Bear CRV 31

Blue Calcite Bear CRV 31

Sales price: $21.00

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Blue Calcite Bear CRV 695

Blue Calcite Bear. CRV 695

Sales price: $28.00

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Blue Calcite Bear. CRV 329

Blue Calcite Bear, CRV 329

Sales price: $21.00

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Calcite Candle Holder Rough LMP 1783

Calcite Candle Holder Rough LMP 1783

Sales price: $15.95

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Peruvian Toucan Carving CRV 1700

Peruvian Toucan Carving CRV 1700

Sales price: $180.00

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Sand Calcite MIN 1419

Sand Calcite MIN 1419

Sales price: $32.00

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Sand Calcite MIN 1446

Sand Calcite MIN 1446

Sales price: $10.95

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Sand Calcite MIN 1453

Sand Calcite MIN 1453

Sales price: $12.95

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