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4.1" Orange Calcite Formation - Fluorescent
This is a formation of fluorescent calcite that was collected from Morocco. When placed under longwave UV light, this mineral fluoresces a white color.
Stalactites form when water that seeps through rock, reaches an opening such as a cave or tunnel. Once this mineral rich water (calcite in this case) precipitates out of the rock wall/ceiling, it leaves behind a crystal as the precipitate builds with each drop of water. Stalagmites are likely to form from this process, for the drops from the ceiling will still contain high mineral content, typically depositing a precipitate that will continue to build as long as water continues to flow in this location.