Optical Calcite aka Icelandic Spar or Viking Sunstone (OC-47)
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This beautiful polished optical calcite is a stellar specimen; it is crystal clear with a hint of rainbows! I hand selected it for its amazing clarity. You can see in the last (stock) photo the double vision feature (where the calcite gets its optical designation). Dimensions are approximately 1-5/8 x 1-1/2 x 1 inches.
You will receive the exact specimen shown in all but the "caution" photo, which is a stock photo. Photos are all taken in natural light. Please allow for the variations that occur in these natural stones; that is part of nature's charm. Note that edges and corners may have rough spots. Please examine photos carefully so you can really appreciate this special specimen.
Metaphysical: Use Optical Calcite to clear away negative energy and to amplify positive energy. 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. British ships in the Age of Exploration may have used them, too, as their compasses were affected by the magnetized cannon! It's not recommended as a navigational tool, but it certainly makes a great conversation piece!