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Aragonite Crystal Cluster

$42.99

 

This aragonite cluster is brownish-orange in color, it has amazing crystal structure.
Will be a great addition to any mineral collection. It can be also used in meditation.

These hexagonal column-shaped crystals can also be found in fibers, masses, or stalactites. Their color can be white, brown, yellow, blue or green as well as orange to peachy brown. Aragonite is a carbonate mineral which is a naturally occurring crystal form of calcium carbonate.

Known to clear past wounds and emotional barriers, once done is considered an excellent aid in opening you to deeper realms of understanding of yourself.

Size: 2.5″ x 3″

Locality: Morocco

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Aragonite Crystal Cluster

ARAGONITE

 

HISTORY, NAME, LOCALITIES: Mineralogists recognized aragonite, pronounced ah-RAG-uh-nite, as a mineral species in 1790, a time when it served as a white paint pigment.  It is named for its type locality at Molina de Aragón, Spain.  Collecting localities are found in Spain, Austria, the Czech Republic, Japan, Morocco, and the United States (Idaho, Arkansas, South Dakota).

 

MINERALOGY, PROPERTIES, OCCURRENCE: Aragonite [calcium carbonate, CaCO3] crystallizes in the orthorhombic system as short-to-long, usually twinned prisms with longitudinal striations.  It has a Mohs hardness of 3.5-4.0, poor cleavage, and a specific gravity of 2.95.  Aragonite occurs primarily in evaporite deposits of chemical sedimentary rocks, and also in regional metamorphic rocks and hydrothermal replacement deposits.  It is translucent to transparent and usually white or colorless, however impurities impart a wide range of pastel colors.  Aragonite and calcite are polymorphic forms of calcium carbonate.

 

METAPHYSICAL PROPERTIES, LORE, USES: Metaphysical practitioners believe that aragonite enhances patience and responsibility, reduces stress and anger, channels energy to constructive ends, and balances emotions.  Because aragonite is often part of the calcareous content of limestone and dolomite rock, it is an industrial source of calcium carbonate for use in plaster, cement, white pigments, and agricultural lime.  Although too soft for use in jewelry, massive aragonite, often known as “Mexican onyx” and “oriental alabaster,” is carved into decorative objects such as bookends and figurines.

 

COLLECTORS’ INFORMATION: Collectors value aragonite for its well-developed hexagonal crystals that are usually twinned into pseudohexagonal forms.

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