A very rare colour for Calcite, this is a beautifully warm and vibrant Tangerine Calcite Specimen - the perfect addition to a 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.
[Online only. Please note, this specimen is not held in store]
Featuring a rhombohedral crystal structure and a vitreous lustre, it has a subtle glistening shimmer to its surface, enhancing its visual appeal. Tangerine calcite possesses a brittle tenacity, requiring gentle handling to preserve its pristine form.
Calcite is renowned for its perfect rhombohedral cleavage, allowing it to easily split into thin, flat surfaces. Its fracture is typically conchoidal, resulting in smooth, curved shapes when broken. This characteristic lends an organic and artistic quality to the specimen.
Whether you're a minerals enthusiast or a lover of natural beauty, this stunning specimen is a wonderful addition to any collection.
Online only. Please note, this specimen is not held in store
Depth: 9 cm
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