Blue Aragonite Specimen
This 539g polished Blue Aragonite Specimen is a beautiful robin's egg blue.
Aragonite History and Uses:
Aragonite, also called tufa and tchazar crystal is named after the Aragon River in Spain where it was first discovered in 1788. Aragonite occurs in a variety of colors including white, grey, reddish, yellow, and blue. Interestingly it forms the skeletons of some marine creatures both living and fossilized and secreted by mollusks it forms the lustrous mother of pearl in shells and nacre in pearls. The most popular Aragonite for metaphysical uses is the reddish star clusters from Morocco or the blue specimens from China. Aragonite was traditionally used to bring a stabilizing effect to adolescents, helping them to be more patient, responsible and channel their energy productively. It was a favorite of Spanish monks who carved it to make their rosary beads.
Aragonite Geological Description:
Aragonite is chemically identical to Calcite but is formed under different geological conditions. It is found in the oxidized zone of ore deposits, in caves as stalactites, near hot springs, and in mineral veins. It is also produced in mollusks and Corals by biological processes. Aragonite is a calcium carbonate mineral with an orthorhombic crystal system and a hardness of 3.5 to 4. It can be found in Spain, Morocco, China, Greece, Austria, England, Czech Republic, Mexico, Peru, Pakistan and the USA.
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