Calcite is calcium carbonate mineral and one of the most varied crystals with a wide variety of forms / colors on the planet, they are found on every continent. It is said that regardless of the type of calcite, this mineral carries with it very gentle energy. Crystal healers say it helps to remove blockages, helping one move beyond their patterns. It is also said calcite is connected to the fire element, assisting in moving energy through the chakras (energy centers in the body) and the meridians. This particular piece displays red, orange, white and green. The corresponding chakras in that same order are - root, sacral, crown and heart.
This beautiful calcite came from the earth in Mexico. It was not polished by a machine, but by a dip in a hydrochloric acid solution to dissolve a thin layer of the calcite, leaving a smooth, lustrous, glassy surface. Although calcite is slightly more dense than quartz, it is actually much softer - just a 3 on the Mohs hardness scale. Keep it dry & away from harder stones that may scratch or damage them.
The gorgeous coloring is caused by tiny, included particles of hematite (iron oxide). Hematite is believed to be incredibly grounding energy. I absolutely love these bright bands of colors. It would look great as a center piece on the table as all sides are incredibly beautiful.
It weighs 2.25 lbs! And it measures about 5 x 3 x 4 inches.
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