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Empirical formula: CaCO3
a: 4.961 Å
b: 7.967 Å
c: 5.740 Å
α (alpha): 90.00 °
β (beta): 90.00 °
γ (gamma): 90.00 °
Volume: 226.91 Å3
Space group: Pmcn
Calculated density: 2.930 g/cm3
Z: 4
Formula weight: 100.087 g/mole
Rw(F): 0.0310
Common name: Aragonite
Short description: Aragonite is a mineral in the calcium carbonate group, and is the cousin of calcite.
Keyword: aquarium
Keyword: Aragon
ICSD collection code: 15194
Keyword: Mineral
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.
Citation of a publication: American Mineralogist 56 (1971) 758-766; de Villiers, J P R
Lab name: Common molecules
Sample provider: Obtained from the Inorganic Crystal Structure Database
Status: Complete, visible to public
Repository Files:
50638.CIF 50638.crt 50638.gif 50638.GIF 50638.ort
50638.pdb 50638.sdt 50638B.crt 50638C.crt

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