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Calcite

Calcite is one of the most abundant minerals on Earth. The name comes from the Latin word calx - lime. In 79 he named it Gaius Plinius Secundus (Elder Pliny). Calcite is formed by crystallization from magma and hydrothermal solutions, the activity of organisms, chemically by dissolution and subsequent precipitation from hot and cold water. It is most often grainy, stalked, stalactite-shaped, but it also forms drusen of nicely limited crystals. The variety of crystal forms that calcite produces is unparalleled among other minerals. It is transparent, colorless, white, gray, yellow, brown, red, etc. More info

Calcite is one of the most abundant minerals on Earth. The name comes from the Latin word calx - lime. In 79 he named it Gaius Plinius Secundus (Elder Pliny). Calcite is formed by crystallization from magma and hydrothermal solutions, the activity of organisms, chemically by dissolution and subsequent precipitation from hot and cold water. It is most often grainy, stalked, stalactite-shaped, but it also forms drusen of nicely limited crystals. The variety of crystal forms that calcite produces is unparalleled among other minerals. It is transparent, colorless, white, gray, yellow, brown, red, etc.
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