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Calcite - Cambridge, Waterloo, Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada

Posted by Tim Jokela Jr  
More likely dolomite, iron stained. Acid test will quickly distinguish.

"Undisclosed location" - can we improve this?

Description needs correcting - calcite doesn't form cubes.
avatar Re: Calcite - Cambridge, Waterloo, Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
June 18, 2012 05:52PM
    
Definitely looks like Dolomite rhombs, not cubes.

Andrew Haighton,
Brampton, Ontario
Re: Calcite - Cambridge, Waterloo, Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
June 18, 2012 09:02PM
    
Not sure the locality hierarchy is correct. Within "Waterloo Regional Municipality", Cambridge and Waterloo should be at the same level - they are both cities within the Region. Perhaps this is based on the historical Waterloo County which roughly corresponds to Waterloo Regional Municipality. Waterloo County included the cities of Waterloo and Cambridge. But it seems awkward to mix the historical county with the current Waterloo Regional Municipality.
Re: Calcite - Cambridge, Waterloo, Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
June 18, 2012 11:55PM
    
I know of no locality in the Waterloo region with dolomite like that. However I have seen similiar material in glacial float that you can find in the gravel pits in the region.
Re: Calcite - Cambridge, Waterloo, Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
June 29, 2012 06:51PM
    
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