3.1" Sky-Blue, Botryoidal Aragonite Formation - Yunnan Province, China

This is a beautiful formation of aragonite, collected from the Yunnan Province of China. This specimen has a botryoidal habit/texture and a wonderful sky-blue coloration. It measures 3.1" by 2.5" and comes with an acrylic display stand.

Aragonite is a carbonate mineral with the chemical composition of CaCO3. It is a pseudomorph after calcite and varies in colors depending on impurities. It displays a translucent to white color when pure, and when impure can vary between yellow, green, pink, blue and brown. Typically forming in low temperature hydrothermal veins, It is also known to form in hot springs, as precipitates from chemicals in sedimentary rock, and in some cases as crystals in fossilized sea creatures.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Aragonite
LOCATION
Yunnan Province, China
SIZE
3.1 x 2.5"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#184480