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Rocks and Minerals ➔ Calcite

Identifier:
2019.1.197
Description:
Calcite is a mineral made of calcium carbonate and can be found in metamorphic, sedimentary, and igneous rocks. It is a large component of limestone and is often used in the construction industry. It is usually colorless or white but can be other colors if other elements are present. This specimen is white and was found in Frizington, England. It was sold by George L. English & Co. of New York. 

Formula: CaCO3
Date:
circa 1888 – 1898
Maker/Donor
George L. English & Company
George L. English and Company was a mineral business founded by George L. English in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1887 with partner Edwin C. Atkinson. In 1890 his business expanded to New York City and in 1905 the entire business and stock was bought by Ward's Natural Science Establishment. 
Related Place
Frizington
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