Origin of calc-spar
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These reticul are commonly in the slate of calcspar, crystallized in minute crystals.
He was examining an especially fine specimen of calcspar, when it fell from his hands and was broken.Catholic Churchmen in Science
James J. Walsh
The limestone at this locality is white and saccharoid, with large rhombohedral crystals of calcspar.In the Arctic Seas
Francis Leopold McClintock
The materials employed are sand, sulphate of soda, nitrate of soda, calcspar and in some works carbonate of barium.
- another name for calcite
C19: partial translation of Swedish kalkspat, from kalk lime (ultimately from Latin calx) + spat spar ³
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