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3.5 x 2 x 1.25 cm
One of the top 4 most popular collectible minerals, Calcite grows in a myriad of habits and comes in almost every color, from every region on Earth! Its softness prevents it from being suitable for jewelry, but the wide array of specimens available make it very hard not to love calcites! From Dog Tooth, to Poker Chip, to associations with Quartz, Fluorite, Sulfides, etc. We see new fascinating calcites come to market every year!
Namibia possesses Africa's most developed mineral culture. The amount of detail given to collect specimens without damage, and to understand the value (as opposed to the many gem-rough communities across Africa who do not understand the need for such care), has given Namibia a unique opportunity to display a full range of specimens to the world, year after year! Africa has many mining challenges but Namibia is rich with opportunity, and has been visited for specimen collecting by foreigners for over 100 years!
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