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 leaf calcite.
Science Tuesday: The Science of Snow (December 2016) Science Tuesdays is an ongoing educational experience, offering science programming based on changing themes each month. Science Tuesdays take place throughout the day on Tuesdays at the Museum and include a variety of activities and interactive displays.