What Does Calcite Mean?
Calcite is a mineral belonging to the carbonate group of materials that is abundant on earth. More specifically, it is a form of calcium carbonate with the chemical formula CaCO3. Calcite can be found in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors.
Calcite can be used for a variety of purposes, especially in the construction industry. Calcite is frequently used in the form of polished limestone and marble to add aesthetic appeal to both residential and commercial structures. Calcite is also a major ingredient in cement mixes. As a result of this, calcite is found in roads, floors, pillars, bridges and many other instances where concrete structures are used. Calcite is also used as a scale inhibitor and to neutralize acids with the intent of reducing the likelihood of corrosion.