Invite a greater spirituality to enter your life.
Release energy blocks and revitalize your aura.
See new possibility for growth and transformation.
Forgive yourself and others for past mistakes.
Let Clear Calcite ignite your spiritual fire!
Mineralogy of Clear Calcite
Mineral Family: Carbonites
Chemical Composition: Ca[CO3]
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 one of the most wide-spread of all crystals and is found in virtually every country in the world. Clear/White Calcite is the most common variety. The most beautiful deposits of Clear Calcite are located in Iceland, hence the name “Icelandic spar,” as well as in Mexico.
Mineral Family: Clear Calcite is the colorless variety of Calcite, which 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.
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 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.
Enhancements: All Clear Calcite is natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.
Synonyms: White Calcite, Icelandic Spar, Optical Calcite
History of Clear Calcite
Clear 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.
Healing Properties of Clear Calcite
Spiritual: Clear Calcite shares many of the same attributes as Clear Quartz, in terms of amplifying energy and facilitating manifestation. Clear Calcite removes energetic blocks and cleanses the entire Chakra system and aura. It is a stone for clear seeing, helping us to understand our true path and what steps we need to take to journey well. Clear Calcite’s exquisite energy helps us to surrender to the Divine and trust that all will be well. It can also speed up our spiritual development and increase intuitive skills. Clear Calcite is attuned to ALL of the Chakras and linked to the astrological sign of Cancer. It is connected to the elements of Fire and Wind and vibrates to the number 8.
Emotional: Clear Calcite gently releases fear-based beliefs, particularly those surrounding love and happiness. Anyone who fears they will never find love or has ever been ashamed of their good fortune would do well to work with this stone. It encourages us to be more loving and forgiving, towards ourselves as well as others, and also to celebrate the good things that happen. Clear Calcite has a calming and strengthening energy that can help us to keep moving forward despite setbacks. It reminds us to trust ourselves to make good choice and to trust the Divine to aid us along the way.
Mental: Clear Calcite reveals hidden possibilities, allowing us to take advantage of more opportunities for personal growth, financial success, and general life happiness. It helps us to release scarcity-thinking, allowing us to make better choices and move in more effective ways. Clear Calcite is an incredibly effective stone to work with for anyone who needs to clear their mind and make decisions that rely on both logic and intuition.
Physical: Clear Calcite is widely used by metaphysical healers to treat a variety of illness and to amplify other crystals used in healing. It is additionally believed to stimulate the metabolism and as such is commonly used as a weight loss aid. Clear Calcite is particularly helpful for anyone who needs to explore the mental and emotional blocks and beliefs that dictate their daily healthcare habits.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
Ethically Sourced Clear Calcite
The Miners sell to a Lapidary.
The Lapidary sells to a US Wholesaler/Importer
The Importer sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.
Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.
The Supply Chain
The Supply Chain is complicated but likely clean.
The Mine and Lapidary are in the same country. The Importer is in a different country.
At least two middle-men are involved.
This Clear Calcite is a byproduct of an industrial limestone mine in China, most likely in Hunan.
Learn More: Ethical Mining
The Lapidary & Importer
This Clear Calcite was tumbled in China.
Lapidary factories in China are typically safe for workers.
The Calcite was imported by a US mineral wholesaler that pays its employees fairly.
Learn More: Ethical Lapidary
I first encountered the US wholesaler at the 2015 Franklin, North Carolina Gem and Mineral Show. They carry a wide-variety of tumbled stones, both common and rare. The tumbled Celestite and specialty Obsidian particularly caught my eye, since no other source carries them. The owners are a married couple, he takes care of their larger stones, while she is the self-proclaimed, “Tumbled Stone Queen.” The Queen knows her stock inside and out and we’ve spoken in person and by phone about the geology and origins of various minerals.
The amount of middlemen involved gives me pause. I only purchase stones from this source if I can’t find the stone elsewhere and I am confident about the mining and lapidary conditions for the countries in question.
Clear Calcite Tumbled Stone
Color: Clear/White, may have rainbows inside. 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 Clear Calcite
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