Calcite, or calcspar, is a fluorescent mineral. Calcite is the basic component of marble, chalk, and limestone. This specimen, photographed under normal white light, was found in Dal'negorsk, Russia. Compare this photo with 3N6334, the same mineral photographed in UV light. Dimensions: 3 x 4 x 2 cm.

Credit: Mark A. Schneider / Science Source

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