Name: Calcite
Color(s): a variety of colors, and ranges from transparent to opaque.
Mineral Information: Calcium Carbonate
Chemical Make-up: CaCO3
Hardness: 3
Where they are found: U.S., Brazil, China, and Mexico
About Stone: Calcite crystals occur in a variety of forms, including hexagonal , trigonal, often resulting as a rhombohedron. Optical calcite specimens are natural shaped crystals (not cut), which exhibit double refraction (an object viewed through the crystal appears as a double image). White calcite crystals often form attached to other crystals, such as amethyst, citrine, and fluorite.
Zodiac Association: Cancer
Metaphysical Properties: A protecting, grounding and centering stone that can help bring inner peace. It promotes creativity and imagination. Calcite increases and amplifies energy and has been said to increase prosperity. It’s helpful in lessening of fear and reducing stress. A stone of reconciliation.