Virtual Museum ID: 19-PMF-PR_Agate_2
Calcite is a soft carbonate mineral that is found as both veins and as the primary mineral in limestone and marble. When in limestone it can host fossils and forms in a deep sea environment. It is also ground up and used in lawncare to raise the pH of acidic soil in the product called lime. When in veins it is often found with quartz.
The information listed below relates to the current holding location or collection that the sample is from, and whether the item is viewable at that location or is part of a private collection. Coordinates are given as guides, and we remind you that collecting specimens from these locations is not allowed. Caution is advised visiting such sites and Below BC assumes no responsibility for any injuries or trespassing charges that may occur as a result of the viewer entering these sites.
Original Collection:Princeton Museum (PMF)
Virtual Museum ID:19-PMF-PR_Agate_2
Date Added to VM:2019-06-05
Datum:10 (NAD 83)
Primary Mineral Formula:CaCO₃
Advanced Geological Information
The following section provides geological data relating to the specimen or the site it was collected from, when available. Information has been obtained from various sources including private and government datasets but may not be up to date. Any geological time periods or ages listed often relate to the primary geology of the area, and may not be the actual date of an event such as mineral formation.