Calcite, St Austell.

Calcite, St Austell.

Calcie, Calcium carbonate, CaCO3. Calcite comes in so many forms, that most specimens have an appearance that can be attributed to a particular location.  This specimen from St Austell in Cornwall is no exception It has an appearance that I have not seen at any other location.The prismatic druzy crystals are very creamy in colour, They are very tightly packed, and are growing from a base of massive translucent calcite.