Dogtooth Calcite Cluster




These specimens are known as Dogtooth Calcite or Dogtooth Spar. Forming through mineral precipitation of water-borne Calcite, they are normally found in limestone caves but can also grow in any open space including veins, fractures and geodes. Dogtooth Calcite is an unusual variety of calcite and is named "Dogtooth" because the stone itself looks like a large collection of dogs teeth. It has some standard colorings from clear through golden, white, grey, tan, brown and purple to name a few, but also is found some rarer shades.

Why we love these: We love the unique surface of these specimen!