Beautiful new calcite crystal

I’m delighted to announce the museum has just acquired a beautiful new calcite crystal.

The crystal was very kindly donated after the owner had retired from his optics business. The rhomboherda shaped calcite crystal is exceptionally clear. High grade calcite such as this was used in weapon sights during the Second World War. This specimen is from Brazil.

This crystal will hopefully be used in displays, public events and learning sessions.

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2 Responses

  1. It would be very useful to have details of the dimensions

    (edge-lengths)
    Philip Bradfield
    Physicist, Physical Crystallographer.

  2. sorry: dimensions ARE indeed given within the calcite crystal hyperlink!
    Philip

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