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Mineral: Calcite


The pure calcium carbonate crystal mineral.

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  • (Minerals - Related) Limestone, Calcium Carbonate

    Also called GCC (Ground Calcium Carbonate), limestone is a very common sedimentary rock. Calcite and Aragonite minerals are the pure crystalline forms of CaCO3 (limestone contains them), but limestone...

  • (Temperatures) Calcium carbonate decomposition (750C-1000C)

    Calcite converts to Quicklime on heating. If burned higher or too long it converts to dead burned lime. The decomposition process of this compound can...

  • (Materials - Mineral equivalent) Calcium Carbonate - CaCO3

    Carbonate of Lime, Whiting, Aragonite, Calcite, CaCO3

  • (Minerals - Related) Aragonite

    A calcium carbonate mineral with a different crystal structure than calcite.

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