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What is Honeycomb Calcite? Honeycomb Calcite is a recently-discovered natural stone mined exclusively in the state of Utah. The name “honeycomb calcite” comes from the remarkable honeycomb appearance of some pieces. Honeycomb calcite is heavy, with a density greater than concrete or granite. The mining process is environmentally-friendly. Characteristics that set this stone apart from other forms of calcite are its color, patterns, crystal structure, translucency, transparency, its ability to accept a high polish, and the fact that it does not fade as readily in sunlight as other forms of calcite. The color ranges from a soft, pale sunshine-lemon yellow to a deep, rich honey-golden amber, depending upon the thickness of the stone. The coloring of the stone is attributed to sulphur deposits at the time of formation. The patterns range from a tight “honey sugar” look of small hexagonal cells grouped close together, to large cell areas that give the appearance of “petrified honey” where cells are at their maximum growth and minimum cell walls appear. The stone is transparent and translucent, offering a soothing glow when illuminated by candles, electric lights, or LED’s.
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