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Dog Toothed Calcite

Dog Toothed Calcite

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Locality : Chihuahua, Mexico

Size approx  : 2" (35g)

  • Common Localities: Mexico (Chihuahua, Hidalgo, Guanajuato), United States (New Jersey, Tennessee), China, Romania, England
  • Composition: Calcium, carbon, and oxygen[CaCO3] with occasional impurities of magnesium [Mg], iron [Fe], and manganese [Mn]

   Dog toothed Calcite is a variety of calcite that is characterized by its distinctive crystal shape, which resembles a dog's tooth. The crystals typically form in clusters, with individual crystals ranging in size from small needles to large prisms. The crystal structure of Dog toothed Calcite is characterized by its rhombohedral cleavage, which gives the crystals a distinctive hexagonal shape. The color of Dog toothed Calcite can vary widely, ranging from colorless to white, yellow, orange, and red.

   Dog toothed Calcite from Mexico is a popular mineral among collectors due to its unique crystal shape and range of colors. The crystals are typically found in hydrothermal veins and occur in association with a variety of other minerals, such as fluorite and pyrite. In addition to Mexico, Dog toothed Calcite is also found in other locations around the world, including the United States, China, Romania, and England. In Mexico, the state of Chihuahua is known for producing some of the largest and most colorful clusters of Dog toothed Calcite, often with associated minerals such as fluorite and pyrite. The history of Dog toothed Calcite dates back to ancient times, when it was used for decorative and religious purposes by various cultures. In particular, the ancient Greeks and Romans valued calcite for its beauty and believed it had healing properties. Today, Dog toothed Calcite continues to be valued for its beauty.

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