- Carbonate minerals
- Rock-forming minerals
- Calcium carbonate
- found: Academic Press dict. of sci. and tech., via WWW, Oct. 18, 2001 (calcite (Mineralogy): CaCO₃, a colorless to white trigonal mineral of the calcite group that occurs in highly varied crystal forms, having a specific gravity of 2.71 and a hardness of 3 on the Mohs scale; as stalactites and stalagmites in caverns, in geodes, and as a petrifying material replacing fossil animal and plant remains; the chief ingredient of all limestones and marble, and one of the most widely distributed minerals in the world; trimorphous with aragonite and vaterite, and forms a series with rhodochrosite. Also, calcspar)
- 2001-10-18: new
- 2001-12-13: revised
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