Calcite is the firmest kind of Calcium Carbonate and Calcium ore Calcium Carbonate is a really rich group of minerals and it’s completely clear and colorless in its purest shape.
Calcite is mostly known as “calcspar” or “limespar” the main calcite mineral is found in Marble (Metamorphic Rock)
Calcite is also a permanent ingredient of Sedimentary rocks such as limestone that mostly includes organic materials from remnants of Marine creatures shell. So Calcite’s composition looks a lot like organic jewelries like Perl and Coral.
Calcite is so soft and fragile in comparison with other jewelries. This stone is included in “collector stones” category because it doesn’t need the durability and hardness in other jewelries .however, Calcites hardness is the same as Amber, Coral and Chrysocolla that are all popular for making jewelry’s.
Calcite can be found in different areas but the most important source of it are located in Chihuahua, Mexico. USA also have noticeable sources of Calcite in Kansas, Oklahoma, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Texas and Missouri. There are other sources of this mineral in Iceland, Germany, Bohemia, Namibia and Czech Republic.
Pure Calcite is completely colorless but existence of impurities like Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Zinc and Cobalt, make it look white, gray, yellow, orange, green, red and blue.
Calcite is famous as the thousand faces mineral, it’s one of the most important carbonated minerals and it is produced in sedimentary environments because of Calcium Bicarbonate’s evaporation.
Calcite can be found in different shapes such as crystal and prism. The name Calcite was given from the word “Calc” meaning lime due to its existence in lime rock and Marble. It’s also really beautiful and shining