Calcite is one of the most common minerals on Earth’s surface. It can form in sedimentary, igneous or metamorphic rocks, so it is stable in many different environments. Water is always involved in its formation.
In part because of the many environments it can form in, calcite is one of the chameleons of the mineralogical world – it can assume many different external forms! Trace constituents can color calcite from clear to blue, pink, gold, or even orange tones. Large crystals can be broken into smaller pieces due to cleavage (the tendency to break along particular directions and angles) and this can be mistaken for its crystalline form.
In the photo above: Calcite with hematite inclusions, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, dimensions 12.5 x 8 x 10.5 cm (4.9 x 3.1 x 4.1 in), $35.
In the photo below, left: Calcite on quartz (fluorescent), Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico, dimensions 12.5 x 6 x 8.5 cm (4.9 x 2.3 x 3.3 in), $35 In the photo below, right: Calcite with goethite inclusions and hemimorphite Mina, Ojuela, Durango, Mexico, dimensions 15 x 5.5 x 11 cm (5.9 x 2.1 x 4.3 in), $65.
Working with Calcite
Have a look at your favorite book on metaphysical properties of calcite, or google it – you’ll find pages and pages of information! Again, what you experience with calcite depends on the particular specimen, your own needs and your own intentions.
In general, calcite is another energy amplifier (quartz is another one). Calcite releases electrical impulses when placed under pressure. Calcite is particularly beneficial for clearing and activating chakras. It can be placed directly on an area of the body to enhance positive energy. In the environment (as you place it in a room), it also promotes appreciation and gratitude for all of Nature and the interconnectedness of Earth and all forms of life.
In the photo below: Calcite & hemimorphite with hematite/goethite incusions, Mina Ojuela, Durango, Mexico, dimensions 11 x 7 x 8.5 cm (4.3 x 2.7 x 3.3 in), $40.
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