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Calcite

#PD35053

Calcite

#PD35053
Availability
Sold
Size
7 x 5 x 4 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
CaCO3 (RRUFF)
Locality
Tsumeb mine, Tsumeb, Namibia
Tagged
carbonate

The large yellowish to colorless rhombs of Calcite capture your eyes immediately on this unique specimen. The matrix is composed of mostly first generation much smaller microscopic Calcite. Of note are numerous lime green micro crystals strung about the matrix. These are possibly Duftite or Mottramite. The largest Calcite rhomb measures 2cm.

Calcite

Formula
CaCO3 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Crystalline - Coarse, Stalactitic, Massive 
Cleavage
Perfect, Perfect, Perfect 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
colorless, white, pink, yellow, brown 
Streak
white 
Class
Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral 
Fracture
Brittle - Conchoidal 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection
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