calcite calcite  /ˈkæl ˌsaɪt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a common mineral consisting of crystallized calcium carbonate; a major constituent of limestone

Usage(s):

  1. The cementer bug feeds on urea and deposits calcite, which cements the soil together and turns shifting sand into sandstone.
  2. This process exposes emerald-bearing white calcite veins.
  3. He remarked the presence of much gypsum and calcite in the region, two minerals soluble in water.

News

  • Calcite documentary wins an Emmy

    DETROIT - A documentary about Calcite Quarry in Rogers City took home an Emmy Saturday, scoring on one of two nominations for the film.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Alpena News

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