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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A common mineral consisting of crystallized carbonate of a silver-white divalent metallic element

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  • The stone lets out a chemical called calcite which means that the building stays white even when exposed to the elements.
  • Another form of calcite which is to be sparingly found is what is called dogtooth spar, having the form shown in Fig. 4.
  • The modes of occurrence of calcite are very varied.
  • Marble when pure is made up of minute calcite crystals. for more
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