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Calcite

LC control no.sh 85018765
LC classificationQE391.C2
Topical headingCalcite
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Variant(s)Calcspar
See alsoCarbonate minerals
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Rock-forming minerals
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Calcium carbonate
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Found inAcademic Press dict. of sci. and tech., via WWW, Oct. 18, 2001 (calcite (Mineralogy): CaCO₃, a colorless to white trigonal mineral of the calcite group that occurs in highly varied crystal forms, having a specific gravity of 2.71 and a hardness of 3 on the Mohs scale; as stalactites and stalagmites in caverns, in geodes, and as a petrifying material replacing fossil animal and plant remains; the chief ingredient of all limestones and marble, and one of the most widely distributed minerals in the world; trimorphous with aragonite and vaterite, and forms a series with rhodochrosite. Also, calcspar)