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Rainbow Calsilica

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Rainbow Calsilica






An artifical material created for carving/lapidary purposes. Contains a mixture of calcite, plastic and artifical colouring pigments (PB15, an art-supply pigment), and a paraffin-like material (Kiefert, 2003).

Although suppliers claim it to be a natural stone, tests have indicated that it is probably powdered carbonate rock artificially coloured and then stabilized with plastic.

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Classification of Rainbow Calsilica

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Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Rainbow Calsilica

Reference List:

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Kiefert, L. (2003): "Rainbow Calsilica". Gems and Gemology 24, 41-46. [http://www.ssef.ch/uploads/media/2003_Kiefert_Rainbow_Calsilica.pdf]

KIEFERT, L., HÄNNI, J., VANDENABEELE, P., MOENS, L., HAMMER, V.M.F. (2003): Der Stein des Regenbogens: "Rainbow-Calsilica". Z. Dt. Gemmol. Ges., 52/4, 151-162 (in German). [http://www.ssef.ch/uploads/media/2003_Kiefert_Der_Stein_des_Regenbogens_-_Rainbow-Calsilica.pdf]

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