Wholesale Lot: 30 Lbs Free-Standing Polished Orange Calcite - 4 Pieces
At the wholesale price for the lot it works out to only $6.70/lb and about $50 per piece. On average these pieces can easily retail for several times the wholesale price. You will receive the exact lot pictured
Calcite, CaCO3, is a carbonate mineral and the most stable polymorph of calcium carbonate. The other polymorphs are the minerals aragonite and vaterite. Calcite crystals are trigonal-rhombohedral, though actual calcite rhombohedra are rare as natural crystals. However, they show a remarkable variety of habits including acute to obtuse rhombohedra, tabular forms, and prisms. Calcite exhibits several twinning types adding to the variety of observed forms. It may occur as fibrous, granular, lamellar, or compact. Cleavage is usually in three directions parallel to the rhombohedron form. Its fracture is conchoidal, but difficult to obtain.