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Polished stones - full range in stock "Calcite"

Calcite is an extremely common rock-forming mineral. Exceptionally diverse in crystal form. It is varied in color, but the base color of calcite without impurities is white or colorless. One of the minerals on the Mohs hardness scale is hardness 3. It has a number of varieties, for example, Icelandic spar is a transparent variety of calcite.

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Physical properties of Calciten

Category Carbonate minerals
(repeating unit)
Strunz classification 5.AB.05
Crystal system Trigonal
Crystal class Hexagonal scalenohedral (3m)
H-M symbol: (3 2/m)
Space group R3c
Unit cell a = 4.9896(2) Å,
c = 17.0610(11) Å; Z = 6
Color Typically colorless or white - may have shades of various colors
Crystal habit Crystalline, granular, stalactitic, concretionary, massive, rhombohedral
Twinning Common by four twin laws
Cleavage Perfect on {1011} three directions with angle of 74° 55'
Fracture Conchoidal
Tenacity Brittle
Mohs scale hardness 3 (defining mineral)
Luster Vitreous to pearly on cleavage surfaces
Streak White
Diaphaneity Transparent to translucent
Specific gravity 2.71
Optical properties Uniaxial (−)
Refractive index nω = 1.640–1.660
nε = 1.486
Birefringence δ = 0.154–0.174
Solubility Soluble in dilute acids
Other characteristics May fluoresce red, blue, yellow, and other colors under either SW and LW UV; phosphorescent

Code: 4416
Ulyanovsk, Volga region, RF

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Code: 40
Slyudyanka, Baikal region, RF

0.00 $ $20.00

Code: 832
Ulyanovsk, Volga region, RF

0.00 $ $15.00

Code: 1240
Slyudyanka, Baikal region, RF

0.00 $ $20.00

Code: 1160
Ulyanovsk, Volga region, RF

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Code: 1881
Ulyanovsk, Volga region, RF

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