A tangerine calcite specimen holds a distinct charm in the world of minerals, owed to the rarity of its warm and vibrant tangerine hue within calcite deposits.
A very rare colour for Calcite, this is a beautifully warm and vibrant Tangerine Calcite Specimen - the perfect addition to any minerals collection.
Excavated in China, this exceptional piece showcases the delightful hues of orange found in this rare variety of calcite. With a rating of 3 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, it offers a balance between beauty and durability.
Calcite, typically colourless, can take on various colours due to natural impurities and unique geological processes.
This captivating tangerine colour occurs from the presence of manganese ions within the crystal lattice. As calcite forms in mineral-rich environments, manganese ions replace calcium in the crystal structure, resulting in a striking range of fiery orange, creamy corals and gentle tangerine colours.
Collectors and enthusiasts appreciate tangerine calcite not only for its unique beauty but also for the geological significance it represents, making it a noteworthy addition to any mineral collection.
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