4.2" Botryoidal, Red-Orange Aragonite - Chihuahua, Mexico

This is a beautiful, red-orange botryoidal aragonite formation that was collected from Chihuahua, Mexico. The layers of mineral formation can be seen when viewing what could be considered the underside of the specimen.

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.

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SPECIES
Aragonite
LOCATION
Chihuahua, Mexico
SIZE
4.2 x 2.6"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#127084