Welcome back, rock hounds! We ran across a stone Jay has used in the past called Ocean Calcite and thought we'd pass on some info on it.
Ocean calcite is one of the minerals that’s contained in calcium carbonate. We often refer to calcium carbonate as limestone and it is found in numerous rocks, particularly sedimentary rocks. It is the main constituent of oyster shells, pearls, marble, and chalk. Because of Ocean Calcite’s connection to calcium carbonate, it will contain fossils.
The stone itself is seen in shades of gray, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, brown, or even black which can occur when the mineral is charged with impurities. Ocean Calcite displays a waxy, resinous and, sometimes pearly luster. You can see this fascinating stone at HSN.com
Jay caught up with Ocean Calcite while he was traveling in Asia recently. Liking what he saw, he came up with designs that would complement this unique stone and, as far as we know, he has the exclusive on it.
Due to the calcium in this stone, it can react with chemicals and can be scratched easily. Cleaning is simple- wipe with a soft, damp cloth.
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