Rough Red Calcite
Lovely quality pieces of rough red Calcite. While these pieces are sold as ‘rough’, they have been acid washed. This 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 30-40MM each – a great size for starting off rock tumbling.
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 Red Calcite, or Calcite as a whole, please feel free to check out our main Calcite page.