Calcite Optical [Rough]

SIZE: 30-60mm (Range)

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SKU: RS0941 Category:


All of our Minerals & Crystals are 100% Genuine Specimens & come with a Certificate of Authenticity!

Calcite, also known as Iceland Spar, is a carbonate mineral and the most stable polymorph of calcium carbonate. Calcite is a common constituent of sedimentary rocks, limestone in particular, much of which is formed from the shells of dead marine organisms. Approximately 10% of sedimentary rock is limestone.

Calciteย is a widely used material in optics because of its birefringence. This means that when a polished translucent (unrough) piece of calcite crystal is placed over a word on a page it will reveal two distinct images of that word through the mineral.

SIMILAR TO SEEN:ย The image shows an example of the single specimen you will receive. This will be picked from our stock box graded and with a size within the minimum and maximum size range indicated. It will not be the exact specimen in the photo, the colours, shape, size and style may vary as with any natural item.