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Can you please help me identify this crystal?

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It has a subtle color, very shiny, small black specks, and very small in size, it was photographed with macro. Thank you very much!

asked Nov 9, 2017 by mandua (540 points)

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Black specks are inclusions, small impurities,  in the crystalline structure. I think calcite but that is in no way absolutely correct. It is a guess.
answered Nov 12, 2017 by Weasel (44,080 points)
selected Jan 9 by mandua
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I guess this is calcite, but could be wrong

answered Nov 27, 2017 by JessHanson (180 points)
Well, the easiest way to tell if its calcite is to do an acid test. See if you can put a drop of acid, even vinegar, on a crystal face with a dropper, and then see if it fizzles with little bubbles. If it does, it is a carbonate and most likely calcite.
 


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