Release rigid beliefs that serve no one.
Express the love and compassion you feel.
Be strong and make positive lifestyle changes.
Access healing energy for the body and spirit.
Let Green Calcite refresh your heart!
Mineralogy of Green Calcite
Mineral Family: Carbonates
Chemical Composition: CaCO3
Cleavage: Perfect, rhombohedral
Crystal System: Hexagonal/triagonal
Form/Habit: Scalenohedral, rhombohedral
Fracture: Subconchoidal, brittle
Luminescence: Pink, strong (long wave) / Blue, strong (short wave)
Transparency: Transparent to opaque
Location: Calcite is found in virtually every country. Green Calcite is rare and found in small deposits. The largest of these are located in Argentina, Brazil, China, Mexico, and the United States (Arizona).
Mineral Family: Green 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, the most common are Dolomite, Siderite, and Calcite. Green Calcite’s color comes from Copper or Chlorite.
Formation: 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.
Mining: Calcite is a principal crystal extracted in large 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 is colorless/white Calcite, which can be pulverized into a powder and used to make rubber, paint, cement, textile goods, and particularly, ceramics.
Enhancements: All Green Calcite is natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.
History of Green Calcite
Green 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 Calcite is found in Limestone. In fact, the word “Calcite” comes from the Greek word chalix, meaning lime.
Healing Properties of Green Calcite
Spiritual: Green Calcite has a refreshing and extremely pleasant energy that radiates love and goodwill. It helps us believe that good things are possible and that our future can be better than our past. Green Calcite removes energy blocks in the Heart Chakra and aligns us with the pure, perfect essence of Divine Love. It helps us to view the world with greater compassion for all beings, including ourselves. It shows us the great humor, dignity, tragedy and beauty of the human experience and encourages us to look deeply, without fear or shame. Green Calcite speeds up our own spiritual development and shows us how we can make a positive difference in the world. It inspires a sense of purpose and gives us courage to go after our convictions. Green Calcite also encourages us to spend more time in nature and to learn from the wisdom of plants and animals. It helps us to remember that there are times for busy activity and times for slow relaxation, and that both are necessary for our health and well-being. Green Calcite is attuned to the Heart Chakra and linked to the astrological sign of Cancer. It is connected to the Elements of Fire and Water, and vibrates to the number 8.
Emotional: Green Calcite softens and strengthens the heart so that we feel free and empowered. It has a very friendly energy that helps us feel more comfortable in social situations, especially around strangers. It attracts new friendships and helps us to be a good friend in return. Green Calcite gently shifts our energy so that we feel less irritated by minor inconveniences and more able to see the humor in stressful situations. Green Calcite soothes our ruffled feathers and helps us to relax, be patient and handle our normal everyday life with more grace and ease. When we need to do deep emotional work, Green Calcite is a fantastic crystal ally. It is especially good when we need to release old grudges, resentment, and emotional pain. Green Calcite encourages us to forgive, while also remembering to create and maintain healthy emotional boundaries. It helps us to recognize why mistakes were made in the past, and to be willing to see our own errors and make necessary changes. Green Calcite teaches us that we are never too old to learn a new trick. It gently reminds us that we do not need to be “perfect”, but that a wise person seizes opportunities for growth and improvement.
Mental: Green Calcite encourages us to be more altruistic and to think of the Greater Good, rather than focusing exclusively on our own benefit. It helps us to see that what is good for our society, is also good for us. Green Calcite also helps to quiet the mind, especially when anxiety and depression are trying to sabotage us. It helps us to step away from those voices and recognize that those voices are NOT us and are NOT speaking the truth. Green Calcite helps us to shift our focus and take practical actions which promote good mental health. Green Calcite helps us to see the big picture and not get lost in petty details. It encourages us to be open to new ideas and to let go of rigid, out-dated beliefs. Green Calcite is also extremely useful for students. It can help us to see why a subject is important and worthy studying, even if our natural interests/aptitudes lie in other directions. For example, it can help a science-minded student better appreciate the arts and humanities, or a liberal arts major get excited about STEM subjects. Green Calcite encourages us to be more curious and to recognize how a well-rounded education will help us be a better human in general.
Physical: Green Calcite is used by metaphysical healers primarily to treat bacterial infections, as well as the physical heart and circulatory system. It is said to be particularly good for clearing and preventing blood clots in the arteries. It is believed to soothe arthritis and sore muscles. Metaphysical healers also use Green Calcite to help release trapped/hidden emotions that are manifesting as poor physical health. It is especially good for adrenal fatigue. Green Calcite is believed to help slow the aging process.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
Ethically Sourced Green Calcite
The Miners sell to a rough Gem Dealer/Exporter.
The Exporter sells to a Lapidary.
The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.
Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.
The Supply Chain
The Supply Chain is relatively short.
The Mine and the Lapidary are located in different countries, with at least one middleman involved.
This Green Calcite is most likely a byproduct of an industrial limestone mine in Hunan, China.
Learn More: Ethical Mining
This Green Calcite was polished in Cape Town, South Africa.
The Lapidary is a family-owned business, founded by father and passed on to his sons.
Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.
The Lapidary is also the direct-importer & sells primarily at large gem shows.
Learn More: Ethical Lapidary
I have been doing business with this source since the earliest days in my business. They are a major tumbling company and have more varieties, in more sizes, than any other known source. The owners visit many small and industrial-size mines personally. For artisanal-mined deposits in sub-Sahara Africa, the owners work with Gem Dealers who deal directly with the part-time miners. The majority of these Gem Dealers are women.
Some, but not all, of their stones are labeled with country-of-origin. For those that aren’t, I have to ask the owners personally. They tend to get impatient with questions. As I’ve learned more about mining practices in individual countries, I have become increasingly selective about what I will purchase from them. However, they remain my preferred source for most of sub-Sahara Africa.
Green Calcite Tumbled Stone
Color: Green This is a 100% natural stone, so minor variations are part of their unique beauty.
Size: 1 inch, or a little bit bigger
Weight: 1 oz
Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days. International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.
Safe Handling of Green Calcite
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