|Dimensions (mm)||47 x 44 x 5mm|
|Weight (carats)||not provided|
APATITE CALCITE ROUGH
This is a natural stone which has both apatite and orange calcite together which is a rare find.It would be best to stabilize the stone like turquoise before cutting.This will give a stunning effect.
Mined in Brazil
Weight 112.00 cts app
Size 47 x 44 x 5 mm app
It has a defining Mohs hardness of 3, a sp of 2.71, and its luster is vitreous in crystallized varieties. Color is white or none, though shades of gray, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, brown, or even black can occur when the mineral is charged with impurities.
Calcite is transparent to opaque and may occasionally show fluorescence. A transparent variety called Ice land spar is used for optical purposes. Acute scalenohedral crystals are sometimes referred to as "dogtooth spar" while the rhombohedral form is sometimes referred to as "nailhead spar".
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