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CALCITE 'RHOMB' - Bonsall Moor, Derbyshire

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CALCITE 'RHOMB'
 
A natural fragment of calcite
 
Bonsall Moor, Derbyshire

Calcite (calcium carbonate) breaks, or cleaves, readily along certain planes, forming curious ‘rhomb-shaped’ fragments.  Each fragment has flat faces with precisely the same angles between the faces. 

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Size:  5 x 5 x 4.5 centimetres
Weight:  264 grams

PRICE: £6.00