Aragonite

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Aragonite is a carbonate mineral, one of the two common, naturally occurring, crystal forms of calcium carbonate, CaCO3 (the other form being the mineral calcite). It is formed by biological and physical processes, including precipitation from marine and freshwater environments.

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Aragonite's crystal lattice differs from that of calcite, resulting in a different crystal shape, an orthorhombic system with acicular crystals. Repeated twinning results in pseudo-hexagonal forms. Aragonite may be columnar or fibrous, occasionally in branching stalactitic forms called flos-ferri ("flowers of iron") from their association with the ores at the Carinthian iron mines.

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Colours

White, red, yellow, orange, green, purple, grey, blue and brown.

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Uses

In aquaria, aragonite is considered essential for the replication of reef conditions. Argonite both provides the materials necessary for much sea life and also keeps the pH of the water close to its natural level, to prevent the dissolution of biogenic calcium carbonate.

Aragonite has been successfully tested for the removal pollutants like zinc, cobalt and lead from contaminated wastewaters.

Healing Properties

Aragonite Star Clusters have been called the conservationist's stone, as their vibration encourages conservation and caring for the earth.

They are considered to be excellent crystals to aid with healing the earth, and they are said to clear blocked ley-lines and aid geopathic stress,.

They are also believed to be crystals that are potent aids to assist with the healing and balancing of the emotional body, and help people to overcome stress and anxiety.

They may relieve anger and resentment, and they are known to help someone who suffers from anxiety, stress or other negative emotional feelings.