Aragonite has the same chemical composition as Calcite, but it crystallises in a different way. It was named after the Spanish province and River of Aragon in Spain, where it was discovered in the late 18th Century. It comes in a variety of forms, perhaps the best known is the small red Sputnik variety, although it also grows in a formation called 'floss ferri' or Iron Flower, with intricate white, branch-like crystals.

Alternative Names Cave Calcite
Colour Red, White, Blue, Brown
Hardness 3.5 - 4
Crystal system Orthorhombic
Streak White
Lustre Vitreous
Main Locations Spain, Pakistan, Madagascar, Canada, Peru
Chakra Crown, Third Eye, Throat, Heart, Solar Plexus, Sacral, Root
Zodiac Capricorn
Numerology 9
Planetary Earth
Element Spirit