Rough Optical Calcite Specimens
Optical Calcite specimens, available in two 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.
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!
For more information about Optical 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.