Large Blue Calcite Standing Freeform - 150mm, 978g
Locality - Madagascar Size – 150 x 91 x 41mm Weight – 978g
This standing blue calcite freeform displays gentle sky blue and cloudy white colour with icy 'cracked' patterns and a shimmering surface. It has been expertly polished to a high shine, carved to a smooth, wide and rounded form and cut to stand sturdy as an attractive natural decor piece.
Calcite is a carbonate mineral and a major component of sedimentary rocks such as limestone as well as the primary mineral in metamorphic marble, and is one of the most abundant minerals on the Earth. It is found in an astonishingly wide variety of formations and colours, though the most common forms are rhombohedral and scalenohedral crystals with most common colours being clear to white in a transparent to opaque appearance. Calcite is often the primary constituent of the shells of many marine organisms such as plankton and bivalves.