Raw Red Calcite




Red Calcite’s colors can range from orange-red, to pink-red, to brick red. Calcite is a common yet complex crystal. The meaning of Calcite comes from the ancient Greek word Chalix and the Latin word Chalix – which basically 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 and 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: We love how the colors of these stones are remin of a beautiful canyon at sunset.