Identify Datolite

datolite crystals

Datolite forms in incredibly attractive crystals that are often highly lustrous and sparkly. Some varieties will have frosted crystal faces and this is due to where the mineral is sourced. There is one last crystal formation you can see in Datolite and that is oval-shaped nodules that lack any distinct crystal forms.   How to […]

Identify Calcite

yellow dogtooth calcite crystals

Calcite is fairly common and easy to identify when it is in crystal form but don’t worry I will cover the most common types and how to quickly ID them. The reason it is so common, it’s found worldwide in metamorphic, sedimentary, and igneous rocks. I’ll be focusing on the higher quality material that is […]