Calcite Specimens / Rough (Optical)
Optical Calcite pieces, perfect for collectors and jewellery use!
£0.55 – £2.95
Buy 5 and save 10% – Buy 10 and save 15% – Buy 20 and save 20%
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Rough Optical Calcite Specimens
Optical Calcite specimens, available in three grades.
Our A grade pieces are lovely and clear, as shown in the photos. The B grade pieces are less so - they can be quite cloudy and are not typically useful as an optical specimen. See the third photo for a B grade piece. C grade pieces are white and milky, or have surface scratches.
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.
These pieces are available in three sizes.
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.
The pictures you see here are representative of the products and are usually not the exact item you will receive. Where various grades are available we do try to photograph each grade - but some photographs are still on their way!