White Aragonite is found in Mexico, it is a semi-translucent gemstone that often contains Calcite and Selenite. A bringer of Light, it instills a calming effect and peace upon you.
Aragonite is a carbonate mineral with the chemical composition CaCO3, and it belongs to the group of minerals known as carbonates. It forms through various geological processes, primarily as a result of the precipitation of calcium carbonate in marine and freshwater environments.
The mineral derives its name from the type locality, the Molina de Aragón in Spain, where it was first discovered. However, aragonite is not limited to Spain and can be found in diverse locations worldwide. It commonly occurs in sedimentary rocks, such as limestone and marble, as well as in hydrothermal veins and organic deposits.
Aragonite often forms in association with other minerals, including calcite, dolomite, gypsum, and quartz. Its formation can be influenced by factors such as temperature, pressure, and the presence of organic matter or microorganisms.
Aragonite occurs in a range of colors, including white, gray, yellow, brown, pink, green, blue, and even colorless. The coloration is influenced by trace elements and impurities present during crystal growth. Aragonite commonly occurs in prismatic or acicular (needle-like) crystals, which may be elongated or stubby. These crystals often exhibit well-defined faces and edges, giving them a distinct geometric shape. Aragonite can also form in radiating or fibrous aggregates, botryoidal masses, and stalactitic formations.
The luster of aragonite is typically vitreous to resinous, giving the mineral a shiny or glossy appearance when polished. In some cases, aragonite may exhibit a pearly or silky luster, especially in fibrous or layered specimens. Some aragonite specimens exhibit fluorescence under ultraviolet (UV) light, producing a glowing or fluorescent effect in certain colors.
Aragonite is prized by collectors and lapidaries for its diverse colors, crystal forms, and unique growth patterns. Its distinct appearance and geological significance make it a popular choice for mineral enthusiasts, jewelry makers, and researchers alike.
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