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Mining fine calcite in northern kentucky

Last Updated: 14th Apr 2017

By Colin loveless Loveless

Recently, I have been interested in mineralogy and metallurgy and that sort of stuff. I started mining calcite at a huge quarry with huge clear or very white calcite rectangular samples. I have lots of calcite and I am planning to sell some of it to a mineral store. Some things about calcite is that the clearer it is, the more expensive and different it is. Calcite also is transparent meaning light can pass through. My samples are half clear half white which I think is due to fractures of the hammering to get it out of the calcite deposit. Most of the calcite I find is rhombical calcite. It likes to form in cubic like white crystals. It is located in a huge limestone quarry. Calcite is also the most stable polymorph of calcium. The average structure is trigonal-rhombohedral. The most uses for calcite is making it into an oxide and using it for cement.

- Colin loveless





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Seriously - this is an article!!

Dale Foster
12th Apr 2017 11:06am
I am so sorry, I was working and was not done with it, by the way, this is my first article.

Colin loveless Loveless
12th Apr 2017 11:16pm
Colin,
Don't worry, but next time they have a feature on the mindat article page to put it in preview mode and then work on it without doing the final publish article and next time it may be best to do it that way. I know about making mistakes, I have done it a few times myself and it takes a bit of time to get used to all the things on this site.
Anyway, welcome and hope it all works out for you.

Rolf Luetcke
13th Apr 2017 3:57pm
Thank you for your suggestion, I appreciate it.

Colin loveless Loveless
13th Apr 2017 7:47pm

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