Calcite Dogtooth #3 (India)
*This is a very small miniature, known as a thumbnail specimen. Please examine scale photo and consider dimensions carefully.* Thumbnail specimens are mounted in small display boxes known as perky boxes, and contain locality information. They are designed so that they are ready for display, or may be unmounted for any use including jewelry supply. An ideal and efficient tiny treasure, for any collection
Mineral Name: Calcite (Dogtooth)
Dimensions: .15" x .4" (4 mm x 10 mm)
Characteristics of this specimen: a slim, scalenohedral (bipyramidal) pale yellow calcite crystal.
Care Notes: Calcite is a 3 on moh’s scale—handle with care, and keep out of water and prolonged sun exposure.
PHYSICAL: Calcite is the most abundant carbonate mineral, which forms in the widest range of varieties of any mineral. Common forms include rhombic, dogtooth (a pointed crystal), or scalenohedral (bipyramidal—pointed on either end).
HEALING: Calcite is associated with clarity and vision.
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