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The calcite - SBM in calcite Mining and Calcite Applications

The Calcite has another name calcspar. Calcite is a carbonate mineral and the most stable polymorph of calcium carbonate (CaCO3). It has a Mohs hardness of 3, a specific gravity of 2.71, and its luster is vitreous in crystallized varieties. Color is white or none, though shades of gray, red, yellow, green, blue, violet, brown, or even black can occur when the mineral is charged with impurities. Calcite is transparent to opaque and may occasionally show phosphorescence or fluorescence. A transparent variety called Iceland spar is used for optical purposes.


Calcite is a common constituent of sedimentary rocks, limestone in particular, much of which is formed from the shells of dead marine organisms. Approximately 10% of sedimentary rock is limestone. Calcite is the primary mineral in metamorphic marble. It also occurs as a vein mineral in deposits from hot springs, and it occurs in caverns as stalactites and stalagmites.


Calcite/calcspar Mining


The mineral is worked by shallow pits. During mining the calcite is sorted out into different grades depending upon the colours as they fetch different prices and also, because their suitability depends upon the colours. The mineral is used invariably in the form of fine powder. Few important mine-owners have their own pulverizing plants; others sell to pulverizers. Generally calcite is supplied in three qualities: Best white (super-fix), White (Calico), Grey white (Gemco).

Calcite/calcspar Applications


In Calcite Applications that must be use our stone crusher and grinding mill. Crush Calcite into different particle size, grind it into different fineness, so that you can use it in the following areas:

Calcite for optical industries


The transparent and clear crystals are used in the optical industry, for the manufacture of nicol prism. Principal characteristics which make iceland-spar of special value for use in optical instruments are its very high birefringence, high degree of purity, perfect crystalline structure and transparency. The mineral must be in pieces at least 25mm. long, 12mm. thick, colorless, transparent and free from cloudy inclusions, cavities, and foreign substances.


Calcite for antacids


A commercial use of calcium carbonate is its use in antacids. This is also due to its ability to dissolve in acid and to produce carbon dioxide and water. The calcium carbonate in the antacid dissolves in the stomach acid, HCl and produces water, carbon dioxide and calcium chloride.

Calcite for paper industries


Calcium carbonate in the form of chalk is used as filler in the paper industry. It is used as a cheap way to make bright opaque paper. Filler is used at the wet-end of paper making machines, the calcium carbonate filler allows for the paper to be bright and smooth.

Calcite for construction industries


The main use is being its contribution to the making of mortar which is used in bonding bricks, concrete blocks, stones, and tiles in construction.