Gemstone of the Day for November 17th is Aragonite

Aragonite

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.

Magick

  • Pulls disparate elements together
  • Provides a safe base from which to explore new possibilities.
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