Red Calcite is a calcium carbonate mineral. It has a very low hardness level of 3 on the Moh's scale. This piece in particular looks much harder than it actually is on the Moh's scale. Calcite's name originates from the Greek word "Chalix" which means lime. Some forms of calcite are known to be fluorescent under UV light. After being taken out from under the UV light, the mineral will still emit light(Try this in the dark).
This is such a beautiful piece. When I am working near this piece my mind feels so clear. Because I am around this stone at work it is especially nice. I constantly find myself coming up to this stone when I want to re-energize myself. To me this stone looks like the tip of a pencil & is a good way of reminding me of all of the good metaphysical qualities that come with Red Calcite.
Red calcite is an amazing stone metaphysically. It is known to be a great stone for women who are preparing for pregnancy and childbirth. It also has high vibration levels that alleviate the feeling of a cloudy brain. It is meant to protect boundaries of energy and emotion. Red calcite is also known specifically to enhance vitality.