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Red Calcite

Everything you need to know about Red Calcite.

IDENTIFICATION

Red Calcite is a Calcium Carbonate mineral (CaCO3) and it is of the Hexagonal crystal system. Red Calcite ranks 3 on the Moh’s scale of hardness that can be found on every continent in the world.
Red Calcite occurs in massive form and rhombohedral crystals and the most abundant source is from Mexico.

The colour of Red Calcite can range from orange-red, to pink-red, to brick red. 

The calcite is readily identified by its rhombohedral cleavages. The non-90° angles between the cleavage planes will tell you that it's real calcite. Looks can be deceiving, and many minerals look similar to calcite, and it also comes in so many aesthetics.

The main difference between real and fake calcite is that the real one occurs in the rhombohedral form of crystal, has double refraction, and reacts with hydrochloric acid with the formation of gas bubbles. Fake calcites are usually harder than real ones and cannot be scratched by a knife.

Red Calcite best combines with:

  • Sodalite: Sodalite enhances confidence and clarity in you which pushes you to have faith in yourself. You can pair it with Red Calcite to promote courage and inner strength. 

  • Zeolite: This natural stone provides mental, emotional, and physical support when you are trying to get rid of your addictions and you can pair Zeolite with Red Calcite for detoxifying your body.

  • Garnet: Garnet is a healing stone that improves your reproductive health when paired with Red Calcite. 
  • Element: Fire, Earth
  • Planet: Mercury, Venus
  • Zodiac: Cancer
  • Chakras: Root, Sacral 

HISTORY

Calcite gets its name from the Greek word “chalix” meaning lime  microscopes. Red Calcite is one of the most abundant and common minerals on earth and makes up the base of limestone and marble. 

It has different forms and can be found in different geological environments.

The ancient Egyptians used Red Calcite crystals to make artefacts. They utilized Red calcite to decorate their tombs and also wore them as jewellery pieces.

Red Calcite is found in countries like Argentina, Norway, Australia, Austria, and Belgium, Mexico being the original discovery site.

SPIRITUAL ATTRIBUTES

Red Calcite increases spiritual consciousness and wisdom. You will find yourself linked to greater spiritual energies as Red Calcite can awaken your psychic abilities.

This cleanser of energy eliminates negative energy, amplifying the positive ones simultaneously. Red Calcite will motivate you and set you on the path of progress and development by removing stagnant energy. This crystal also magnifies your senses and the feelings you get from physical experiences.

Red Calcite is known for its property to activate chakras (specifically base chakra) and promote a good energy flow. This amazing stone also helps in enhancing one’s willpower by discarding old and stale energy patterns. It is known to work with energy blockages, helping to move and transmute the energies that no longer need to be.

PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES

Red Calcite is an aid to the healing and strengthening of bones and teeth, as well as the strengthening of cell walls, and can also support blood clotting.

Red Calcite’s includes iron oxide means it can be used in the treatment of blood disorders such as anaemia, and abnormal bleeding. Because of its alignment with the Sacral and Root Chakras, in the general area of the hips, it is sometimes applied in the treatment of arthritis and general wear in this area.

It will stimulate your senses and give you a better appreciation of all your physical experiences. Red Calcite is a useful crystal for women as it can balances hormones and helps in preparing women for pregnancy and childbirth.

EMOTIONAL ATTRIBUTES

Red Calcite is good to inspire confidence if one is feeling beaten down during times of disagreements as it can show you a new way to look at a situation, easing you away from outdated thought patterns making space for new inspiration and ideas. 

This crystal also has properties to reduce your fears, no matter what they are. Red calcite is an interesting stone that helps you increase your energy as well as your desire to live. 

ETHICAL SOURCING 

We source our red calcite material from Nuevo Leon Mexico, our miner travels to Mexico from Brazil to meet with the local mine owners and suppliers. Although we have a middle man to this mineral all ethical sourcing and fair trade checks are carried out by our middle man to ensure safety protocols and genuine material. 

None of our suppliers work with children under age. It is illegal in most countries now to mine with children, the businesses we work with comply and are registered under the Ethical sourcing conduct.

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