• Aragonite
  • Aragonite
  • Aragonite
  • Aragonite
  • Aragonite
  • Aragonite
Carbonates

Aragonite

$900.00   €882  £750.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC7483
Well-formed prismatic crystals of white Aragonite from Špania Dolina in Banská Bystrica County, Slovakia, a classic old-time location. The hydrothermal mineralisation at this site has been mined for over 1,000 years, principally for Chalcopyrite, Siderite and Tetrahedrite. This rather delightful Aragonite forms a radiating, fan-like array of divergent, translucent, pseudo-hexagonal prisms of a colourless to milky white to 3 cm tall with flat pinacoid terminations. The display face is tinted a lovely patchy lemon yellow, formed from inclusions of what is thought to be an iron oxide (although not confirmed) within the Aragonite. The yellow colouration is a characteristic feature of many Aragonite specimens from this locality. Under LWUV, the upper parts of the prisms, just below and including the terminations, appear to fluoresce a dull and somewhat ethereal brownish-red. This could be a result of reflected light from the visible light-end of the ultra violet light source I am using, but I do think it more a true UV property of the Aragonite.

Details

Dimensions
6.0 × 6.6 × 4.4 cm
Categories
Carbonates
Locality
Spania Dolina Ore Belt, Banska Bystrica Region, Slovakia, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Aragonite

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