Orange Calcite

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Orange Calcite

Orange calcite is a variety of calcite that owes its vibrant orange color to the presence of impurities, particularly iron oxide. 

Orange calcite is found in sedimentary environments where calcium carbonate minerals precipitate from water solutions. It forms in locations with a variety of geological conditions, including limestone caves, hydrothermal veins, and sedimentary rock formations. Deposits of orange calcite can be found in countries such as Mexico, Brazil, the United States, Peru, and Russia.

Orange calcite typically occurs in massive form rather than well-defined crystals, although crystal formations can sometimes be found. It exhibits a range of orange hues, from soft peach tones to deep reddish-orange shades. The color intensity can vary depending on factors such as the concentration of impurities and the presence of other minerals.

In terms of texture, orange calcite is usually translucent to opaque, with a vitreous to resinous luster. It has a Mohs hardness of 3, which means it is relatively soft compared to many other minerals.

Orange calcite often displays a banded or mottled appearance due to variations in mineral composition or the presence of other minerals intergrown with the calcite. Some specimens may also exhibit fluorescence under ultraviolet light, adding to their visual appeal.

Overall, orange calcite is prized for its vibrant color and is commonly used in lapidary work, jewelry making, and as decorative pieces. It is also valued for its metaphysical properties, with some believing it to have energizing and cleansing effects. 

Chakra: All
Zodiac: Aries, Cancer
Vibration: 0
Mohs Scale: 3

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