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: Brazil, Mexico.
MINEROLOGY: The calcite originates from solutions containing calcium. In hydrothermal veins large crystals are formed, but is more common than the calcite is formed by sedimentation (the process by which the moving sediment is deposited) of weathered solutions. Its varied blues, were generated by natural exposure to ionizing radiation.
MYTHOLOGY: The blue calcite is the mineral with the highest number of forms, has the same chemical composition as the aragonite. As calcium, calcite is used since ancient times as a popular medicine, it has been used in dressings for diseases of the skin: ulcers, warts, wounds etc. Calcite is one of the most abundant minerals on the planet and usually occurs in large quantities. The easy water solubility of calcium carbonate often makes calcite is washed leaving holes in the rock, or suffering pseudomorphosis eg smithsonite or hematite, copper, pyrite, quartz, galena, marcasite or pyrolusite. Because calcite is a very common mineral, and their varied forms, also has a very different use. The Romans mastered the technique of cooking lime and mortar manufacturing.
READ MORE: The Pseudomorphosis is the phenomenon by which a given mineral form is replaced, maintaining its shape, other mineral different chemical composition (eg is azurite Malachite pseudomorph).
PROPERTIES: It is said that the blue calcite gives you discretion when security act, improves memory and the ability to differentiate, minerals Blue has a cooling and soothing effect, promotes relaxation, sincerity and openness.
CHAKRAS: Throat, eyebrows.
ZODIAC SIGN: Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio.
USES: Jewellery, collection, meditation, cement, ceramics, obtaining lime, cargo, chemical industry, as a flux in metal ores.