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OPTICS CALCITE OR ICELAND SPAR

OPTICS CALCITE OR ICELAND SPAR

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CAN.0BBW

Product no.: CAN.0BBW
5.00 *
Old price 5.13 €

1ED.CAN

Product no.: 1ED.CAN
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1ED.CAS

Product no.: 1ED.CAS
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Red Calcite Donut Size 30Mm

Product no.: CAA.0ACN30
Red Calcite
Donut Size 30Mm
The price is for unit.
The picture is a random sample
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9X4.CIE1

Product no.: 9X4.CIE1
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9X4.CAZ

Product no.: 9X4.CAZ
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9X4.CIC

Product no.: 9X4.CIC
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Tumbled Size 1 Yellow Calcite

Product no.: 1D.CAAWT1

Sizes and weight approx:17x11x7mm-6,6gr
It is a calcium carbonate composed of iron.
The photo is a random sample.

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Tumbled Size 1 Orange Calcite

Product no.: 1D.CANWT1

Sizes and weight approx:25x23x17mm-3,7gr
It is highly energizing and cleansing.
The photo is a random sample.

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Tumbled Size 2 Orange Calcite

Product no.: 1D.CANWT2
3.00 / unit(s) *
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9X4.CAA

Product no.: 9X4.CAA
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9X4.CIM

Product no.: 9X4.CIM
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Tumbled 3e Calcite Rose or Mangano Calcite

Product no.: 1D.MGR.3e

Sizes and weight approx:24x19x12mm-12gr
It is a calcium carbonate that contains manganese.
The photo is a random sample.

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Tumbled 5e Calcite Rose or Mangano Calcite

Product no.: 1D.MGR.5e

Sizes and weight approx:24x19x12mm-12gr
It is a calcium carbonate that contains manganese.
The photo is a random sample.

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Yellow Calcite Raw Mineral Packet

Product no.: CAA.8BT4200

Approximate size: 5 x 3.5 cm
Weight each package: 200 grm.
contains (5) gross approx. in each package depends on the size

4.50 / Package(s) *
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Green Calcite Raw Mineral Packet

Product no.: 8B3T.CAZ

Weight per package: 150 gr.
Weight for each stone: 29 gr. approx.
Measure: 3,5x2,6x1,8 cm aprox.
From the Latin clax = cal
Blue calcite is located in quarries around the world.

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Honey Calcite Raw Mineral Packet

Product no.: CAM.8BT3150

Approximate size: 4 x 3 cm
Weight each package: 150 grm.
contains (8) gross approx. in each package depends on the size

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1BT.CAZ.4e

Product no.: 1BT.CAZ.4e
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1BT.CAA.1e

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1BT.CAA.6e

Product no.: 1BT.CAA.6e
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1BT.CAV.6e

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1BT.CAV.1e

Product no.: 1BT.CAV.1e
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Blue calcite Thumbled Stone pendant with Hole

Product no.: CAZ.0ACD
Height: 30mm approx.
Width: 25mm approx.
6.00 *

1EHM.CAA0

Product no.: 1EHM.CAA0
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Cyanite - Distena Raw Mineral Packet 150 gr

Product no.: 8B3T.CIV150

Weight: 150 gr. approx.
Measure: 2.6 cm x 2.4 cm x 1.8 cm approx.

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1EPP.CAN01

Product no.: 1EPP.CAN01
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1EPP.CAN02

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1EPP.CAN04

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1EPP.CAN06

Product no.: 1EPP.CAN06
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1EPP.CAN08

Product no.: 1EPP.CAN08
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1EPP.CAN10

Product no.: 1EPP.CAN10
16.00 *
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Orange Calcite Tumbled Stone Pendant with Hole

Product no.: CAN.0ACD
Height: 30mm approx.
Width: 20mm approx.
4.00 *
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1SG.CIC01

Product no.: 1SG.CIC01
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1SG.CIC04

Product no.: 1SG.CIC04
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OPTICS CALCITE OR ICELAND SPAR

ETYMOLOGY: The name comes from the latin word calx meaning lime.

CRYSTAL SYSTEM: Trigonal, hexagonal.

PRINCIPLE OF FORMATION: Secundary.

MINERAL CLASS: Carbonates.

CHEMICAL FORMULA MINERAL ELEMENTS: CaCO3.

Hardness: 3 on the Mohs scale.

FIEDS: Iceland, Mexico.

 

MINEROLOGY: Another common variety is called Iceland spar, which are fragments of completely colorless and transparent calcite. It was described in Iceland basalt cavities and have a high birefringence resulting in duplication of any image that we observe through the glass.


MYTHOLOGY: It was discovered in 1669 by Erasmus Bartholinus (Danish, 1625-1698) and Christian Huygens (Dutch, 1629-1695) discovered the polarization of the optical calcite. Each of the two emerging beams refraction of Iceland spar can be extinguished by passing it through a second crystal of the same material rotated about an axis in the same direction as the light beam. Thomas Pynchon (Novelist, Long Island, New York, May 8, 1937) makes the Iceland spar one of the central themes of his novel "Lit" published in 2006.
The Vikings (North Atlantic dominated for three centuries from 900 AD) tracked the sky with a glass of Iceland spar (natural polarizer on the optical property of splitting a beam of light), rotating it while sweeping the horizon in a circle . At some point it was significantly increased brightness through the glass. They determined and a line pointing to the sun. They continued sailing and repeated the operation. These two lines give a good estimate of where the star was. With a mobile device, they placed a torch in a position that direction simulating the star. With a sundial would find out not only the time but kept the position of the sun. Thus they determined and kept on track.

 

PROPERTIES: The wide images and the eye heals, it helps to see the double meaning hidden behind the words are said.

 


CHAKRAS: Crown.

ZODIAC SIGN: Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio.

USES: Used for manufacturing precision optical instruments like petrographic polarizing allowing white light microscopes. Meditation, collection.