Named after the Spanish village, Molina de Aragon, were it was first identified, aragonite has the same chemical composition as calcite, but with a different crystal structure that makes it harder and heavier. This striking crystal conjures up all manner of associations: a futuristic alien space city;an intrusion from an alternate reality; or the pristine expansion of order into space. Its ability to hold the imaginative mind in a form of creative trance makes aragonite a useful crystal for lateral thinking.
Identification and Care
- Crystals form long intergrown six-sided prisms around a common centre. These clusters are called “sputniks.”
- Tumbled stones often resemble solidified honey.
- Varieties of aragonite include iron flower, a fine dendritic aggregate; peastone, a mass of pea-sized lumps in a matrix; and sprudelstein, which has different coloured bands like agate.
- Pulls disparate elements together
- Provides a safe base from which to explore new possibilities.