Calcite Photos  
Cochise College               
Photos of Minerals
Geology Home Page

Roger Weller, geology instructor

wellerr@cochise.edu    copyright 2011-R.Weller

 
model of calcite molecular structure-2
Closer view showing rhombohedral structure

The white spheres represent calcium, the black spheres are carbon, and the red
spheres show the orientation of the oxygen atoms surrounding the carbon atoms.

 


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Photo is copyright free only for non-commercial educational uses.
Just credit photo to R.Weller/Cochise College.

This molecular model is available from the Klinger Company
 http://www.klingereducational.com/products/KS7996_Set_of_9_Basic_Crystal_Structures-13-8.html