Published July 2014  •  Updated February 2024  •  Read Time: 6 minutes
Mangano Calcite is a rare variety of pale pink Calcite.  It is famously mined in Peru, but occasionally can be found in other countries.  The name “mangano” comes from the element Manganese which is what gives this stone its pretty color.  Like most Calcites, its metaphysical powers were first described in the 21st century.  It has an exceptionally soothing energy for heart chakra, which makes it ideal for children as well as the wounded child inside many adults.  Mangano Calcite reminds us that we are being watched over by our Guardian Angels and that despite the pain and suffering of this world, that there is still great goodness to be found.

Mangano Calcite

Mangano Calcite Meaning

Spiritual Healing Properties

Mangano Calcite has a wonderfully soft energy that connects us directly with the essence of Divine Love.  It has an angelic quality that reassures us that we are safe and that our Guardian Angels are watching over our path.  It increases our capability to be truly compassionate toward ourselves and others.  Mangano Calcite teaches us to look at all beings with Love and Acceptance. It increases both our intuition and empathy.  It inspires forgiveness and can be used to release old karmic debts and to allow ourselves to truly move forward if the past is filled with pain.  For younger people, Mangano Calcite helps us believe in beautiful possibilities and to have hope for the future.  For older people, it gently releases jaded fears and removes feelings of helplessness and hopelessness.  Mangano Calcite teaches us how to spiritually and emotionally grow up, so that we can become the safe adults that other people can look to for support and guidance.

Metaphysical Properties Mangano Calcite
Chakra Heart
Element Fire
Numerology Cancer
Zodiac 8

Emotional Healing Properties

Mangano Calcite has an exceptionally soothing effect on the emotional body. It helps us to safely connect with our emotions and to let go of emotional patterns and beliefs which do not serve us. Despite its soft energy, it is a powerful ally for anyone dealing with trauma or raw grief.  It envelopes us in a warm feeling of love and security, promising us that even if everything is awful right now, it will get better and life will be sweet again. Mangano Calcite offers us a sense a sense of stability if we feel unsure about ourselves or the world.  It doesn’t rush us or dismiss our emotions.  Instead, it quietly supports us while we regain our emotional balance and find our way back to peace.  It also teaches us how to hold that kind of loving space for other people while they are working through big emotions.  It is an excellent stone for therapists, counselors, social workers as well as anyone who regularly deals with emotional trauma.

Mental Healing Properties

Mangano Calcite is very calming for the mind. It helps us to see past our limitations and be open to sweet possibilities. It brings us wisdom to know how to best handle situations so as to bring about the Highest Good. Mangano Calcite encourages us to be more honest and authentic in our communication and to actively deal with problems rather than simply burying them. It can help us see that all things happen for a reason and are perfect in the moment to help us grow.  Mangano Calcite is particularly good if we are exploring difficult childhood or family dynamics.  It supports us in doing this deep personal work so we can find the adult understanding we need, rather than clinging to childlike assumptions and outdated patterns.  Mangano Calcite helps us to have compassion and empathy for all the people involved, while also reminding us that we can also set boundaries, because this is one of the ways we show compassion to ourselves.

Physical Healing Properties

Mangano Calcite is recommended for anyone who has suffered trauma and who’s nerve system needs soothing.  It can help us calm down and relax and is particularly good to keep close at night when our mental defenses are usually lower.  It is particularly recommended after nightmares when everything feels frightening.  If the traumatic event has led to PTSD, Mangano Calcite gently advocates for our mental health and encourages us to seek treatment.  If we, or a loved one, is resistant to treatment, Mangano Calcite helps us all stay patient and hold space, until the idea of treatment feels safe.  Mangano Calcite reminds us that the body and mind are linked, and that problems with one can negatively affect the other.  Likewise, bringing healing to the body or mind, positively affects the other.   Mangano Calcite is a sweet talisman for the heart and nervous system.

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Where does Mangano calcite come from?

Calcite is found worldwide in every color.  Mangano Calcite is found only in Peru.

Mining and Treatments

Calcite is a principal crystal extracted in commercial Limestone mines. It is mined in shallow pits at the primary deposit where the Calcite still has its original relationship with the host rock. After being extracted, Calcite is sorted into different grades depending on color. From a commercial viewpoint, the best variety is pure white, which can be pulverized into a powder and used to make rubber, paint, cement, textile goods, and especially ceramics. Collectors prefer vividly-colored stones, which are typically mined in small scale mines.

All Calcite is natural, enhanced only by cutting and polishing.

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Mineral Family

Calcite is a Carbonate mineral. Carbonates are an important part of the Earth’s crust and are found in sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks. Carbonates are minerals which contain the carbonate group CO3 as their basic structural unit. They form in a trigonal system with one carbon atom centrally located between 3 oxygen atoms. While there are over 70 types of Carbonate minerals, one of the most common is Calcite.

Mangano Calcite’s energy works well with its family – other Carbonite minerals.  Try it in combination with Aragonite, Azurite, Magnesite, Rhodochrosite, and Stichtite. It also blends perfectly with other types of Calcite such as Blue, Gold, Green, Orange, and White.

Mangano Calcite Formation and Crystal Associates

Calcite is formed when liquid calcium, shell, coral, and algal debris settle onto the muddy bottom of a saltwater ocean or lake. From there they are gradually solidified into a single mass during diagenesis, the process of transforming loose sediment into a sedimentary rock. The resulting rock is typically Limestone, which is richly laced with small Calcite minerals. Later on, if the Limestone is subjected to heat and pressure, it can become Marble, a metamorphic rock. The heat and pressure of the metamorphic process causes larger Calcite crystals to grow. In rare cases, Calcite may be found as an accessory mineral in igneous rocks alongside calcium-rich Feldspar.

Mangano Calcite’s energy works well with its “friends” – crystal associates formed in the same geological environment.  Try it in combination with Fluorite, Galena and Rhodonite.

Mineralogy Mangano Calcite
Chemical Formula Ca[CO3]
Cleavage Perfect, rhombohedral
Color Pink
Crystal System Hexagonal/triagonal
Form/Habit Scalenohedral, rhombohedral
Fracture Subconchoidal, brittle
Hardness – Mohs Scale 3
Luminescence Pink, strong (long wave) / Blue, strong (short wave)
Luster Vitreous
Mineral Family Carbonites
Specific Gravity 2.69-2.71
Streak White
Transparency Transparent to opaque

History of Mangano Calcite

Calcite was “discovered” relatively recently by the metaphysical community and so it was not included in any early lapidaries, texts that describe gemstones and their powers. Calcite is an extremely common and soft mineral which makes it an excellent choice for carving, both in ancient times and today. It is certainly possible that many of the carvings had healing and spiritual purposes.  Most Calcites are found in Limestone. In fact, the word “Calcite” comes from the Greek word chalix, meaning lime.  Calcite was included in 20th century lapidaries, but Mangano Calcite’s specific metaphysical properties weren’t described until Judy Hall’s The Crystal Bible, published in 2003.

Most Calcite is colorless or a dull neutral color.  Pink Calcite, either pale or vibrant is rare.  Mangano Calcite is a pink variety that is typically mined in Peru, although it is occasionally found in other countries.  The name comes from the element manganese, which gives the stone its pink color.  The same element also colors pink stones like Rhodonite and Rhodochrosite.  Mangano Calcite can be pure pink, but it often has faint stripes of pale pink and pinkish-white.  Other varieties of Pink Calcites are colored by different elements.  For example, vibrant pink Colbalto Calcite from the DR Congo gets it coloring from Cobalt.

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