Red Calcite is a calcium carbonate mineral and crystallizes in mass formations. Its color is caused by iron impurities within the stone and can range from light to a dark red and even brown. It can be found in many locations where other calcite colors are present, with significant deposits in Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Madagascar, and the United States.
Red Calcite is most popular in its multi-colored crystallized form. This variation typically includes a blend of white, orange, green, yellow, honey, and red calcite, often accented with a distinctive black banded line. Pure red calcite, though rarer and generally less visually striking, is also sought after.
Red Calcite is revered for its properties of strength, fortitude, commitment, and dedication. It has a unique ability to focus and amplify one's inner power towards a specific area of interest. This makes it an excellent stone for materializing thoughts and ideas into reality, and for understanding the dedication required to make dreams come true.
Interestingly, Red Calcite is usually more affordable than other “power” stones such as Garnet, Black Tourmaline, Carnelian, Citrine, and Red Quartz. These crystals share a similar vibratory frequency, with some being rarer than others. For those engaged in meditation and rituals, it's recommended to combine as many of these power stones as possible to enhance and accelerate personal manifestations and spiritual practices.