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Apple Green Calcite 2 1/2 Inch



 
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Sale Price: $5.99

: CALCITE-APPLE-GREEN
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Mineral Description
 
This beautiful apple green calcite is mined in Mexico. Kidz Rocks has found a supplier that personally travels to the mines and hand selects his raw material. He then takes each piece and meticulously applies an acid wash which melts a layer of the calcite, making it smooth like a polished stone and revealing the rich color of this beautiful mineral. These are the highest quality calcite chucks you will find and not the run of the mill lower quality poorly processed stuff others sell. Only the best at Kidz Rocks!

You will receive one specimen measuring 2 1/2 inch to 3 inches and weighing between 5 and 10 ounces.

Bulk Purchase Specimen
You are buying one rock. You will receive a rock like the ones in the photographs, not the exact rock shown. The photograph with multiple rocks is so you can see the range of differences in this bulk purchase specimen listing. Photographing and listing every rock separately adds a lot in labor costs. We pass that savings on to you with lower prices and higher quality than the competition.

Calcite is a common part of sedimentary rocks, limestone in particular, much of which is formed from the shells of dead marine organisms. Calcite, like most carbonates, will dissolve with most forms of acid. Calcite exhibits an unusual characteristic called retrograde solubility in which it becomes less soluble in water as the temperature increases.

Calcite is fluorescent or will glow under a black light. Calcite is white or clear, though shades of gray, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, brown when the mineral contains impurities.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Calcite increases and amplifies energy. This makes it an excellent stone for distance healing, as well as other types of healing. One of the energies it amplifies is learning abilities, and thus is a great stone for students.

Calcite is a protecting, grounding and centering stone, and can help bring inner peace. Since calcite also promotes creativity and imagination, this inner peace it can bring is a vibrant one.

Calcite has been said to increase prosperity. It can also be helpful in astral travel and in channeling, as well as increasing intuition. Calcite is also a stone of spirituality and wisdom.

All calcites are helpful in lessening of fear and reducing stress. Calcite is probably the premier cleanser of stored negative energies in the human system, and works on all levels from the physical to the etheric. This makes it a very purifying stone. It can also be used to clear negativity in the environment, such as a room that it's in. Optical calcite (Iceland Spar) is particularly good for bringing hope to fearful or stressful situations. Physically, calcites are said to be good for back pain, increasing physical strength, teeth, eyes, and are generally good for healing. Clear calcite can be used for treating all conditions. It is used for detoxifying and as an antiseptic agent. Calcite is used in crystal healing especially help with emotional and mental conditions.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Color: Extremely variable but generally white or colorless or with light shades of yellow, orange, blue, pink, red, brown, green, black and gray. Occasionally iridescent.

Luster: Vitreous to resinous to dull in massive forms

Transparency: Transparent to translucent

Crystal System: Trigonal; bar 3 2/m

Crystal Habits: Extremely variable with almost any trigonal form possible. Common among calcite crystals are the scalenohedron, rhombohedron, hexagonal prism, and pinacoid. Combinations of these and over three hundred other forms can make a multitude of crystal shapes, but always trigonal or pseudo-hexagonal.

Cleavage: Perfect in three directions, forming rhombohedrons

Fracture: Conchoidal

Hardness: 3

Specific Gravity: 2.7

Streak: White

Associated Minerals: Fluorite, quartz, barite, sphalerite, galena, celestite, sulfur, gold, copper, emerald, apatite, biotite, zeolites, several metal sulfides, other carbonates and borates and many other minerals.

Best Field Indicators: Crystal habit, reaction to acid, abundance, hardness, double refraction and especially cleavage.


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