Large Optical Calcite Icelandic Spar Crystal Viking Sunstone Navigation (OC58)
This beautiful polished optical calcite is one amazing specimen! I hand selected this specimen for its large size and clarity. Enlarge the third photo and you can see a hint of the lovely rainbows (the photo was taken in a cloudy day--you should see this in the sun!) You can see in the last (stock) photo the "double vision" feature (that's why it's called "optical"). Dimensions are approximately 2-3/8 x 2 x 1-7/8 inches. 14+ ounces--nearly one pound!
You will receive the exact specimen shown in the first four photos. Photos all taken in natural light. Computer screens vary in the way they display color. Please allow for the variations that occur in these natural stones; that is part of nature's charm. These crystals do have some rough edges.
Metaphysical: Use Optical Calcite to clear away negative energy and to amplify positive energy (another reason this would make a great paperweight on your desk!) Useful to help remove fear-based emotions. Just having it around opens your mind to the positive and can bring more optimism into your life.
It has recently been discovered that the Vikings, who did not have compasses, used Icelandic Spar to navigate. It's not recommended as a navigational tool, but it certainly makes a great conversation piece!