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.
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 Red Calcite, or Calcite as a whole, please feel free to check out our main Calcite page.