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Calcite Mineral

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1 Physical
1.1 Mohs Hardness
3
1.2 Luster
Vitreous (Glassy)
1.3 Cleavage
Perfect on [10 1 1] three directions with angle of 74° 55
1.4 Fracture
Brittle Conchoidal Very brittle fracture producing small
1.5 Streak
white
1.6 Bulk Density
Osmium
2.71
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Kurilite
1.7 Tenacity
Not Available
2 Chemical
2.1 Formula
2.1.1 Chemical Formula
CaCO3
2.1.2 Empirical Formula
(CO3)
2.2 Crystal Properties
2.2.1 Crystal System
Trigonal
2.2.2 Space group
Trigonal Hexagonal Scalenohedral H-M Symbol ( 3 2/m) Space Group: R 3 c
2.2.3 Crystal Habit
Crystalline, granular, stalactitic, concretionary, massive, rhombohedral.
2.2.4 Crystal Class
Not Available
2.2.5 Twinning
Common by four twin laws
2.3 Molecular Weight
Proudite
100.09
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Diamond
3 Atomic
3.1 Axial Ratios
a:c = 1:3.41992
3.2 Fermion Index
Maldonite
0.00
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Algodonite
3.3 Boson Index
Algodonite
1.00
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Urea
3.4 Cell Dimensions
3.4.1 a
Mesolite
4.99
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Graphite
3.4.2 b
Liveingite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Tantalcarbide
3.4.3 c
Taranakite
17.06
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Tiettaite
3.4.4 alpha
Nefedovite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Schneiderhohnite
3.4.5 beta
Catapleiite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Harmotome
3.4.6 gamma
Rhonite
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Hemihedrite
4 Optical
4.1 Photoelectric
Natronambulite
5.06 barns/electron
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Hartite
4.2 Radioactivity
No Common Minerals Minerals has it !
4.2.1 GRapi
Melanocerite Ce
0.00
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Abelsonite
4.3 By Intensity
3.035(1), 2.095(0.18), 2.285(0.18
4.4 Specific Gravity
Osmium
2.71
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Kurilite
4.5 Diaphaneity
Not Available
4.6 Luminescence
Fluorescent
4.7 Birefringence
0.154-0.174
4.8 Pleochroism
Not Available
5 Classification
5.1 Category
Not Available
5.2 IMA Status
Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845
5.3 Dana Class
14.01.01.01
5.4 Strunz Class
05.AB.05
6 Facts
6.1 Origin
Found in sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks.
6.2 Locality
Common world wide. Link to  MinDat.org Location Data.
6.3 Name Origin
From the Latin, calx, meaning lime.
6.4 Color
White, Yellow, Colorless, White, Pink, Yellow, Brown., Not Available, Not Available, Yellow, Green, Colorless or white, also gray, Yellow, Green
6.5 Name Synonym
Glendonite pseudomorph
6.6 Uses
Acid neutralization, a low-hardness abrasive, soil conditioner, heated for the production of lime

What is Calcite?

Minerals are solid substances, occurring naturally. Minerals are not organic compounds as their origins are inorganic. Interestingly, the process of formation of minerals do result from organic processes. What is Calcite? Here you can know all about it. Calcite mineral belongs to Not Available. You can know more about the Physical Properties of Calcite and find out all the aspects pertaining to the appearance and form of a mineral. It is also important to know the IMA status of a mineral, for this mineral IMA status is Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1845. Another important aspect is the minerals strength or hardness, Calcite has Mohs Hardness between 3.

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