2.6" Polished Cobaltoan Calcite Egg - Congo

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This is a beautiful, hand-polished sphere of pink cobaltoan calcite from the Congo. The lapidary work is very nice, and allows for the vivid coloration to be easily seen. It makes for a very aesthetic display piece. Comes with a display stand.

Cobaltoan calcite, also known as cobaltocalcite is one of many different varieties of calcite, forming with a chemical composition of (Ca,Co)CO3. It crystallizes in a trigonal crystal system, and it forms rhombohedral or scalenohedral crystals. These crystals tend to display a pink color of which intensity can range anywhere from a pinkish-salmon to a hot pink.
Calcite var. Cobaltoan
Katanga Province, Congo
2.6" wide