Rough Honey Calcite
Lovely quality pieces of rough honey Calcite – sometimes also sold as Citrine Calcite. While these pieces are sold as ‘rough’, they have been acid washed, which produces a slightly smooth surface with a better colour than true rough Calcite as it would be found in nature.
Collectors may be interested in a single stone as a display item – as there are several colours of Calcite, they can make an interesting display.
The pieces are reasonably small, measuring around 20-50MM each.
Calcite is a reasonably soft mineral, and as such, it makes an ideal stepping stone into lapidary for beginners. It can be worked wet or dry, and takes an excellent polish. They can easily be cut into cabochons or carved into decorative objects.
For more information about Honey Calcite, or Calcite as a whole, please feel free to check out our main Calcite page.
For more rough stones for lapidary, see our ‘Rough Rock for Lapidary‘ section.