Calcite - knowledge base, jewelry
Properties of calcite physiological effects, zodiac signs and calcite jewelry.
Calcite is the main component of limestone and marble.
Calcite is a very common mineral, formed in many different ways. Even the stalactites in limestone caves are made up of crystalline calcite. It occurs in large, colourless crystals or in aggregates with other minerals. The famous cream-coloured Carrara marble is found in Italy. There are also transparent, colourless crystals called 'Icelandic patina'. There are also pink and green crystals. Calcite can be polished in staggered and polished forms.
Chemical and physical properties of calcite:
Crystal system: trigonal
Color: colourless, golden yellow, yellow, other colours possible
Transparency: transparent, translucent
Mohs scale hardeness: 3,0
Specific gravity: 2,69 – 2,71 g/cm³
Major metaphysical healing properties attributed to calcite:
Regenerates tissues and skin, helps calcium absorption, protects bones and joints, blood clotting, immune boosting, stress relieving, energizing, self-confidence boosting.
Use of calcite
Calcite, mined from limestone quarries, is used for decoration or carving. Because it is very soft, it is not used as jewellery, but is polished for collectors.
Occurence of calcite
Italy, USA, England, Germany.