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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Rocks and Minerals ➔ Calcite on Quartz

Identifier:
2019.1.379
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. This specimen contains quartz and also features black manganese oxides.

Calcite Formula: CaCO3
Quartz Formula: CaCO3
Source:
Museum Collection
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