Calcite is a carbonate mineral and the most stable polymorph of calcium carbonate (CaCO3). The Mohs scale of mineral hardness, based on scratch hardness comparison, defines value 3 as “calcite”. Over 800 forms of calcite crystals have been identified. Calcite is often the primary constituent of the shells of marine organisms, e.g., plankton (such as coccoliths and planktic foraminifera), the hard parts of red algae, some sponges, brachiopods, echinoderms, some serpulids, most bryozoa, and parts of the shells of some bivalves (such as oysters and rudists). Calcite is found in spectacular form in the Snowy River Cave of New Mexico as mentioned above, where microorganisms are credited with natural formations. Trilobites, which became extinct a quarter billion years ago, had unique compound eyes that used clear calcite crystals to form the lenses.
An Orange Calcite Stone is a strong sacral chakra stone that gets the positive energy moving, especially in the areas of creativity and sexuality. It has very strong energizing and cleansing properties, like all calcite. The orange calcite meaning is ideal for those who are looking for new and innovative ideas or solutions to ongoing problems. It gets the energy moving, encouraging you to look at things in a different light. Orange Calcite stones encourage playfulness, lightheartedness and confidence. It is a catalyst for inspiration, sparking your creative fire. The orange calcite healing properties are powered by the Sun, and are very energizing and healing. An orange calcite stone is a wonderful healing stone for anyone trying to break out of old patterns or overcome shyness.