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COBALTOAN CALCITE 2

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A gorgeous crimson pink Cobaltoan Calcite 2 specimen with vibrant sparkling colour.  Calcite Crystals with cobalt have covered the face of the host rock.  One side of the host rock is covered with pink crystals, with the rest of the rock also slightly pink from the cobalt content.  An unusual cluster, there aren’t too many pinks in nature and this is a nice large affordable piece.  Great for jewellery making or just to admire as is.

Dimensions:
5.7cm x 4cm x 4cm, 148g.

Location:
D.R. Congo, Africa.

Cobaltoan Calcite
(Ca,Co)CO3

A variety of calcite containing Co2+ replacing Ca.

Calcium Carbonate

CaCO3.

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COBALTOAN CALCITE 2COBALTOAN CALCITE 2

A gorgeous crimson pink Cobaltoan Calcite 2 specimen with vibrant sparkling colour.  Calcite Crystals with cobalt have covered the face of the host rock.  One side of the host rock is covered with pink crystals, with the rest of the rock also slightly pink from the cobalt content.  An unusual cluster, there aren’t too many pinks in nature and this is a nice large affordable piece.  Great for jewellery making or just to admire as is.

Dimensions:
5.7cm x 4cm x 4cm, 148g.

Location:
D.R. Congo, Africa.

Cobaltoan Calcite
(Ca,Co)CO3

A variety of calcite containing Co2+ replacing Ca.

Calcium Carbonate

CaCO3.

Calcite, which gets its name from “chalix” the Greek word for lime, is a most amazing and common mineral.  It is one of the most common minerals on the face of the Earth.  Comprising 4% by weight of the Earth’s crust and is formed in different geological environments.  Calcite can form rocks of considerable mass and constitutes a significant part of all three major rock classification types.  It forms oolitic, fossiliferous and massive limestones in sedimentary environments.  Also serves as the cements for many sandstones and shales.  Interestingly Limestone becomes marble from the heat and pressure of metamorphic events.  The crystals of calcite can form many different shapes.  The positive rhombohedron, negative rhombohedron, steeply, moderately and slightly inclined rhombohedrons, various scalahedrons, prism and pinacoid.

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Weight180 g
Dimensions12 × 10 × 8 cm
color

Crimson, Pink

COBALTOAN CALCITE 2

A gorgeous crimson pink Cobaltoan Calcite 2 specimen with vibrant sparkling colour.  Calcite Crystals with cobalt have covered the face of the host rock.  One side of the host rock is covered with pink crystals, with the rest of the rock also slightly pink from the cobalt content.  An unusual cluster, there aren’t too many pinks in nature and this is a nice large affordable piece.  Great for jewellery making or just to admire as is.

Dimensions:
5.7cm x 4cm x 4cm, 148g.

Location:
D.R. Congo, Africa.

Cobaltoan Calcite
(Ca,Co)CO3

A variety of calcite containing Co2+ replacing Ca.

Calcium Carbonate

CaCO3.

Calcite, which gets its name from “chalix” the Greek word for lime, is a most amazing and common mineral.  It is one of the most common minerals on the face of the Earth.  Comprising 4% by weight of the Earth’s crust and is formed in different geological environments.  Calcite can form rocks of considerable mass and constitutes a significant part of all three major rock classification types.  It forms oolitic, fossiliferous and massive limestones in sedimentary environments.  Also serves as the cements for many sandstones and shales.  Interestingly Limestone becomes marble from the heat and pressure of metamorphic events.  The crystals of calcite can form many different shapes.  The positive rhombohedron, negative rhombohedron, steeply, moderately and slightly inclined rhombohedrons, various scalahedrons, prism and pinacoid.

Check out more Minerals of the World for sale here

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