Raw Red & Black Calcite




Calcite is a common yet complex crystal. The meaning of Calcite comes from the ancient Greek word Chalix and the Latin word Calx – which translates to lime. Rather than referring to color, the link to lime is a nod to its makeup of crystallized limestone. Calcite is a calcium carbonate mineral. If it looks familiar with its mystical shimmer, it’s because you have probably captured Calcite before when admiring the intricacies of stalactites and stalagmites. Calcite comes with many names in our modern world – you may hear it referred to as Calcspar, Clear Calcite, or Iceland Spar. It is mined across the world but most notably is uncovered in the mines of Eastern Europe, Belgium, Great Britain, Romania, Mexico, Namibia, the USA, and Iceland.

Why we love these:  Calcite can come in beautiful colors, from clear ice to bright orange citrus.