These orange calcite chunks have a waxy to vitreous lustre, they're unpolished but have a particularly distinctive and very smooth texture. Sizes vary slightly from piece to piece so you'll need to choose your preferred size from the drop down list.
The colour of these orange calcite chunks would best be described as subtle orange but areas of white can also be seen. In its purest form calcite is white but impurities within the stone cause it to occur in many different colours. On Mohs scale of mineral hardness calcite grades just 3 which means it's a soft mineral so must be handled carefully.
The word fracture in mineralogy describes the shape of the surface of a mineral after it's broken and calcite being brittle (like glass), has a conchoidal fracture. This means when it breaks the surface is smooth, often curved and may have a rippling effect.
In crystal healing orange calcite is said to be a highly energizing and cleansing stone which helps balance the emotions. It removes fear and helps overcome depression by dissolving problems hence enabling you to reach your maximum potential.
These orange calcite chunks are wonderfuly tactile and great for kids who collect crystals, rocks and minerals. Approximate weights and measurements are given below.
Save 10% on 5 rough orange calcite chunks or 30% on 10
Weight Range (grams): 19 - 70
Size Range (cms): 2.8 - 3.6