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calcite - multiplicity in stone


yellow calcite & carved agate choker

compositioncalcium carbonate
name sourcefrom Greek chalix, meaning "lime"
other accepted nameslimespar, calcspar, Mexican onyx (a variety of calcite)
color wide range of colors
color sourcevarious impurities
significant sourcesaround the world
MOH scale3
care and treatmentWith a hardness rating of just 3, calcite is very soft and can be easily scratched � or shattered with the right amount of force. Clean with warm soapy water and a soft brush. Be to store away from other jewelry with sharp edges.