Gaius Pliny Secundus gave this mineral the name Clat, Latin for Lime in 79.


Formula:  CaCO3
Color:  White, Yellow, Orange, Red, Blue, Green, Brown.
Gloss:  Glass gloss, sub-glass gloss, resin gloss, wax gloss, pearlescent gloss
Hardness: 3
Specific weight:  2.7102
Crystal Most popular varieties: Trigonal
Transparency: Translucent, Opaque
Location: Congo, Myanmar, Peru

Calacite is Polymorph from: Aragonite

Calcite is a common and common mineral with highly variable shapes and colors. Calcite is best recognized by its relatively low Mohs hardness (3) and its high reactivity with even weak acids, such as vinegar, plus the prominent rhombohedral cleavage in most varieties

Calcite is transparent to opaque and may occasionally exhibit phosphorescence or fluorescence. A transparent variety called Iceland spruce is used for optical purposes.

The Calcite Group includes: all colors of Calcite, such as, Blue Calcite, Cobalto Calcite, Yellow Calcite, Green Calcite, Mangano Calcite, and also Magnesite, Rhodohrosite & Smithsonite.

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