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TitleAragonite from near Leadville, Colorado
DescriptionAragonite is a polymorph of calcite, meaning it has the same composition but different structure and crystal habits. The aragonite in this specimen is in a fibrous layer; the fibers are perpendicular to the plane of the layer. This specimen in 12 cm in longest dimension.
LocationUSA ▹ Colorado. Near Leadville.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-06-12.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #668.
Key wordsaragonite, Colorado
Tech details521 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number723