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Calcite is a mineral of the trigonal crystal system. It is fragile with a Mohs hardness of 3 and often has a waxy, pearly, or resinous type of lustre. Calcite can also be chalky and dull (not shiny). It comes in a variety of colors such as white, clear, orange, green, yellow, blue, pink, etc. and is very common, found all over the world. Calcite may also be distinctive with a rhombohedral cleavage. One of the methods of testing for Calcite is the acid test. Calcite will have a fizzing action when acids are applied. Drop a couple drops of vinegar on Calcite and look for any fizzing action. HCL is a stronger acid and will show a much greater reaction. It's also important to note that a lot of the Calcite on the market is acid-washed or acid-dipped. Calcite may be placed in an acid solution to smooth out rough edges and enhance color a bit. It is said that some of the metaphysical properties of Calcite may include:

  • Amplified energies
  • Spiritual protection
  • Purifying and grounding energy
  • Enhanced psychic abilities
  • Helps dispel negative thinking patterns
  • Peace and serenity
  • Aids in adjusting to changes



Additional metaphysical properties of Red Calcite may include:

  • Energy boost, vitality, pep in your step
  • Take action and get it done
  • Grounding and comfort
  • Strength and courage
  • Associated with the root chakra


Acid-washed Red Calcite



Rough Red Calcite


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