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TitleCalcite cleavage rhomb
DescriptionCalcite, CaCO3, crystals are normally not rhombohedral shapes. But calcite's characteristic cleavage produces fragments that have this shape. This specimen of clear calcite, from an unknown location, is about 3 cm across.
PhotographerDexter Perkins. 2001-05-22.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection.
Key wordscalcite, cleavage
Tech details340 KB. Hand specimen.
GeoDIL number519