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M111 Calcite/Limonite

M111 Calcite/Limonite

$25.00

Here is a new and different item at the Rock Shed. This a very nice, very interesting Calcite Limonite specimen from Mapimi, Mexico. This fantastic mineral measures 3 1/4″ x 3″ x 1″ and has a super natural appearance. A great way to begin your mineral collection!!

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Description

Calcite is a Carbonate mineral that is most widely distributed on the Earth’s surface.  It is a common constituent of sedimentary rocks with Limestone in particular.  A Calcite formation can take on many different shapes and sizes which is dependent on the location, ground water occurrence and temperature.  Calcite is usually white or colorless but can be gray, red, yellow, green, blue, violet, brown or black.  The deeper the color is usually indicative of the definitive impurities from the earth or water.

Limonite is an ore consisting of a mixture of hydrated Iron Oxide-Hydroxide of varying composition of minerals such as Goethite, Lepidocrocite, or Jarosite. It has been mined with Hematite as an Ore for the production of Iron. Limonite is heavy and has a yellow-brown color. It is often used as the pigment ochre in many paints.

 

Additional information

Weight0.5 lbs
Dimensions3.25 × 3 × 1 in

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