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Austinite with Calcite

$45.00 USD
WH192398

Austinite with Calcite - Mina Ojuela, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico

WxHxD: 13x5.5x6.5cm= 5.1x2.1x2.5in

Austinite is a colorless to pale yellowish white or bright green mineral formed in the oxidation zone of arsenic-bearing base-metal deposits, where it is found developed on the colloform surface of limonite or lining small cavities. It is closely associated with adamite.  Austinite is named in honour of Austin Flint Rogers, an American mineralogist

CaZn(AsO4)(OH), Hardness 4 - 4½, Orthorhombic

Calcite forms in many different geologic environments.  Usually colorless or white it can occur in many tints due to the inclusion of minor constituents during formation.  It has possibly more habits of occurrence than any other mineral. 

 

 

Chemical composition: Ca[CO3]; Hardness: 3 Trigonal

 

 

Calcite is used for energy cleansing and amplification and is excellent for support in learning new things and progressing in a healing practice. The Iceland Spar variety is exceptionally well suited for awareness in communication, increasing clarity and reminding us that words can have more than one meaning.

 

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