3.3" Polished Blue Caribbean Calcite "Moon"

This is a 3.3" wide section of blue Caribbean calcite that has been cut and polished in to the shape of a crescent moon. The material was collected from the Balochistan Province along the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Caribbean Calcite, also marketed under the name "Blue Aragonite", is a blue calcite and aragonite formation thats brown and blue coloration resembles a Caribbean coastline. It comes from a carbonate mineral deposit that was discovered in 2019, along the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan, in the Balochistan province. The blue colored mineral is calcite, while the white-brown material is aragonite.

Calcite and aragonite are two different forms of Calcium Carbonate. Calcite is the stable form, whereas aragonite is metastable. When heated over a long time period aragonite will ultimately transform into calcite.
FOR SALE
$12
DETAILS
SPECIES
Calcite & Aragonite
LOCATION
Balochistan Province, Pakistan
SIZE
3.3 x 1.5"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#202858