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TitleAragonite from Asni, Morocco
DescriptionAragonite has composition CaCO3, and is less common than its polymorph (different crystal structure but same composition) calcite. Aragonite's most famous crystal habit involves pseudo-hexagonal prismatic crystals like the ones shown here. This specimen, 8 cm across, comes from the classic collecting site at Asni, Morocco.
LocationMorocco. Near Asni.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-07-03.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection.
Key wordsaragonite, calcite, twin, Morocco
Tech details406 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifil FinePix S1 Pro digital camera.
GeoDIL number1024