Emerald calcite, also known as green calcite, is a variety of calcite mineral that exhibits a vibrant green coloration due to the presence of trace amounts of chromium and sometimes nickel.
Its origin can be found in various locations worldwide, including Brazil, Mexico, Peru, the United States, and China. The calcite forms in sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous environments, often in association with other minerals such as quartz, dolomite, and fluorite.
In terms of appearance, emerald calcite typically has a translucent to transparent appearance with a vitreous luster. It can occur in various crystal habits, including massive formations, rhombohedral crystals, and scalenohedral crystals. The color ranges from pale green to deep emerald green, with some specimens displaying zoning or banding patterns.
Emerald calcite is prized for its soothing green hue and is often used in crystal healing and metaphysical practices to promote emotional healing, balance, and vitality. It is believed to resonate with the heart chakra, facilitating compassion, growth, and renewal. Additionally, it is thought to aid in relaxation, stress relief, and promoting a sense of well-being.
Chakra: Heart Zodiac: Cancer Number: 3 Mohs Scale: 2.5-3
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