Calcite From China


Calcite From China is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.

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



Height: 6.5cm

Depth: 9 cm

Weight: 672g

The Australian Museum Shop has partnered with our minerals supplier to provide a limited, curated selection of high-quality, unique, and rare museum-grade mineral and fossil specimens.

Postage is not included in the sale. The specimen will be packaged carefully and sent by our partners, who will communicate postage costs after purchase. 
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Delivery costs are calculated at checkout and include the total weight of items within an order.

Orders are posted Mon - Weds. Standard post to Australian addresses will arrive within 5 - 7 working days from dispatch date.

For international delivery, please allow an additional 14 days

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