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Keep reading to discover more about calcite

  • Mineralogy and geology*
  • Metaphysical, Spiritual and Healing** Properties***
  • Common Associations


Mineralogy and Geology of Calcite

Mineral formula: CaCO3

Mineral group: the Calcite Group

Crystal system: trigonal

Crystal habit: Over 800 different forms of calcite crystals have been described. Most commonly it occurs as acute rhombohedrons or prismatic with scalenohedral terminations, or combinations of the two.

Cleavage: perfect on {1011}

Fracture: conchoidal

Color: white, colorless, yellow, red, orange, blue, green, etc.

Luster: vitreous, sub-vitreous, resinous, waxy, pearly

Diaphaneity: transparent, translucent

Moh’s scale hardness: 3

Streak: white

Specific gravity: 2.7102

Named after:  Named as a mineral by Gaius Plinius Secundus (Pliny the elder) in 79 from Calx, Latin for Lime

Geological occurrence:  One of the most ubiquitous of minerals, calcite is ound in most geologic settings and as a later forming replacement mineral in most other environments in one form or another. It is most common as massive material in limestones and marbles. It forms as chemical sedimentary deposits as limestone, can be regionally or contact metamorphosed into marbles and rarely forms igneous rocks (carbonatites). Also is a common gangue mineral in hydrothermal deposits.


Spiritual, Metaphysical and Healing Properties

Calcite is an energy amplifier, and uniquely associated with the mind, helping with memory and clarity. Clear and white calcite in particular help to clear and activate all the chakras. Used with intention, calcite is an energy amplifier.

When used with crystal grids, calcite acts as a seeker crystal, assisting with manifesting goals and desires, attracting that which is needed. 

Common Associations

  • Chakra – depends on color
    • Clear / white – third eye and crown
    • Black – root
    • Blue – throat and third eye
    • Brown – sacral and root
    • Golden / yellow – solar plexus; golden for crown
    • Green – heart
    • Orange – sacral
    • Pink (mangano calcite) - heart
  • Numerology - vibrates to the number 8
  • Zodiac – Cancer
  • Bagua area – depends on color
    • Family & new beginnings (zhen) – green, blue calcite
    • Wealth & abundance (xun)
    • Center & healing (tai qi) – yellow, orange, brown, gold
    • Children & completion (dui) – white, clear
    • Love & partnerships (kun) - pink
  • Birthstone – no traditional, but great for those born in the sign of Cancer (July)
  • Wedding Anniversary – no traditional


* Mineralogical information is from

** Always consult with your medical professional for any physical or long-term healing issues.

*** Metaphysical properties come from: 

Love Is in the Earth (1995) Melody, Earth-Love Publishing House, 726 pp.

The Crystal Bible, A Definitive Guide to Crystals (2003) Judy Hall, Walking Stick Press, 399 pp.

Crystal Muse (2017) Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro, Hay House, 285 pp.

Crystal Gridwork (2018) Kiera Fogg, Weiser Books, 128 pp.