Calcite Photos  
Cochise College               
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Roger Weller, geology instructor

wellerr@cochise.edu    copyright 2011-R.Weller
 

calcite-modified scalenohedron crystal-1
Mexico
Originally, a very sharp scalenohedron crystal (dogtooth spar) formed.  There must
have been a break in the crystallization process and then a change in the chemistry
of the mineralized solution, because a different type of calcite crystal, distinguished
by a termination of three low angle faces, started growing on top of the
scalenohedron.


calcite                                                                                                                                           mex8
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