Thursday, August 26, 2010

⤱ Calcite ⤱

Calcite is a calcium carbonate mineral and has more crystal forms than any other mineral species. Its formula is CaCO3.

This is a specimen of 'agate-patterned calcite'  locally called 'eye agates' that forms as infillings of vescicles in basalt, and is from Kitty Miller Bay, Phillip Island, Victoria.