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Aragonite

Aragonite is a mineral in the calcium carbonate group, and is the cousin of calcite.

Chemical Formula: CaCO3
Layman's explanation: Aragonite is a mineral that was first found in Aragon, Spain, where its name originated. A common mineral found in many mines throughout the world, aragonite has a long needle-like structure that is very closely related to another calcium carbonate compound called calcite. It has many colors, which are all dull and mainly transparent with a very dull luster. One of the biggest common uses of this mineral is in freshwater aquariums. It is often polished and made into slabs similar to marble.
Keywords: aquarium, Aragon, Mineral

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