CALCITE, RAW, 1/2 LB- Optical, aka Viking Sunstone, Mine Fresh, Rainbow Iridescence, Brazil, 209.60 Grams, CR11343

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Beautifully clear, a raw and rough Optical Calcite, aka Viking Sunstone, with gorgeous rainbow iridescence.

Origin: Brazil
Weight 209.60 grams, 7.40 ounces, 0.462 lbs, nearly a full 1/2 of a pound unpackaged
Length 48.38 mm, variable
Width 47.71 mm, variable
Thickness 44.18 mm, variable

25.40 mm is equal to 1 inch.

OPTICAL CALCITE has the property of double refraction.

Double refraction, also called birefringence, an optical property in which a single ray of unpolarized light entering an anisotropic medium is split into two rays, each traveling in a different direction.

One ray (called the extraordinary ray) is bent, or refracted, at an angle as it travels through the medium; the other ray (called the ordinary ray) passes through the medium unchanged.

Anisotropic: exhibiting properties with different values when measured in different directions, in this case, an anisotropic crystal.

There is a lot more to this, but for now, let’s get to the meta-properties that Calcite offers…

The optical calcite….
1. Can be used to remind us of the double meaning of words during a conversation
2. Use when cleansing and clearing the outer bodies
3. Brings a higher degree of clarity to all situations
4. Resonates with the sign of Aquarius

The general properties of Calcite also apply!

Calcite releases electrical impulses when paced under pressure.

It is an energy amplifier.

It is said to help the mind and body remember…the mind, to remember information brought forth during conversations, astral travel, and channeling; the body, to remember the state of perfection during both the conditions and experiences of illness in order to retain a natural state of perfection.

It is useful in multi-directional energy distribution in that the energy that is directed inward toward the central forces of the calcite actually separates and returns at double the intensity.

Be careful what energy you send into it!

It brings forth a polarizing, prismatic energy which develops an energy spectrum of sorts, that clears and activates all of the chakras.

Calcite is a word teacher for Humanity, facilitating macro-cosmic awareness and appreciation of the creative forces of Nature.

It is an excellent stone for anyone studying or interested in Arts & Sciences.

Furthermore, the different colors of calcite can be placed upon the body to induce and amplify our energy field.

Using the appropriate chakra colors on the body’s chakras not only cleansing, clears, and activates the chakra, but also provides a sweeping action that works to clear all remaining chakras!

Both clear and Golden Calcite are perfect for the crown chakra. The clear Calcite works on all chakras, hence this stone.

Calcite vibrates to the number 8.

Astrologically corresponds to the sign of Cancer.


Iceland spar, formerly known as Iceland crystal (Icelandic: silfurberg; lit. silver-rock), is a transparent variety of calcite, or crystallized calcium carbonate, originally brought from Iceland, and used in demonstrating the polarization of light (see polarimetry).

There are many regions where optical calcite is found, but the Vikings found their in Iceland.

It occurs in large readily cleavable crystals, easily divisible into rhombs, and is remarkable for its birefringence.

As described earlier, this means that the index of refraction of the crystal is different for light of different polarization.

A ray of unpolarized light passing through the crystal divides into two rays of perpendicular polarization directed at different angles, called double refraction.

Historically, the double-refraction property of this crystal was important to understanding the nature of light as a wave.

This crystal was mined in Brazil, although there are many places optical calcite is found.

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