This blue calcite sphere boasts excellent sky blue and icy white tones with a shimmering surface, layered patterns and light streak details across the piece, some of which cross to form a triangular pattern. It is an impressive, large sphere and makes for an exquisite, eye-catching piece of natural decor. This sphere will be accompanied by an intricately carved rosewood stand as shown.
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.