Aragonite Star Cluster

Dimensions: approximately 2.5" L x 2" W

A unique "star cluster" of aragonite with deep reddish-orange hues.

Aragonite was discovered in 1978 in the Aragon River in Spain. It is a carbonate mineral, one of the three most common naturally occurring crystal forms of calcium carbonate. Its most famous crystal habit is the twinned pseudo-hexagonal crystals that it produces

Most bivalve animals and corals secrete aragonite for their shells, and pearls are composed of mostly aragonite. The pearlization and iridescent colors in sea shells such as abalone are made possible by several minute layers of aragonite.


Collections: Crystals

Type: Crystal


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