About Aragonite

Shop aragonite HERE https://www.taosrockers.com/collections/name

Keep reading to discover more about aragonite

  • Mineralogy and geology*
  • Metaphysical, Spiritual and Healing** Properties***
  • Common Associations

Mineralogy and Geology of Aragonite

Mineral formula: CaCO3

Grouping: member of the aragonite group

Crystal system: orthorhombic

Crystal habit: Short to long prismatic, sometimes flattened; acicular, often with steep pyramidal or domed terminations; or tabular; also stalactic, columnar, in stellate or radiating aggregates, and fibrous crusts of tiny acicular crystals.

Cleavage: distinct/good on {010}

Fracture: subconchoidal

Color: clear, often colored by impurities

Streak: uncolored, white

Luster: vitreous, resinous

Diaphaneity: transparent, translucent

Moh’s scale hardness: 3 ½ - 4

Specific gravity: 2.947

Named after: the village of Molina de Aragon, Spain, by Abraham Gottleib Werner, in 1793

Type locality: the Gallo River, Molina de Aragon, Spain

Geological occurrence: As a component of the shells of marine organisms;  speleothems in limestone caves; as pisolites, sinters and massive lamellar deposits at geysers and hot springs; as seafloor oolites; with siderite in iron deposits; with calcite and dolomite and other magnesium minerals in altered serpentinites, dunites and peridotites; and as a replacement mineral in various rock types and ore deposits, formed from low-temperature and pressure aqueous solutions.


Spiritual, Metaphysical and Healing Properties

Aragonite is a warming, nurturing and centering stone, perfect for stressful times and for preparing for meditation. It has been known to stimulate communication with the higher planes. In times of over-whelming responsibility it can assist with patience.

Common Associations

  • Chakra – when clear, associated with all chakras; orange-yellow, sacral/solar plexus.
  • Numerology - vibrates to the number 9
  • Zodiac – Capricorn
  • Birthstone – none traditional
  • Wedding Anniversary – none traditional


* Mineralogical information is from mindat.org

** Always consult with your medical professional for any physical or long-term healing issues.

*** Metaphysical properties come from: 

Love Is in the Earth (1995) Melody, Earth-Love Publishing House, 726 pp.

The Crystal Bible, A Definitive Guide to Crystals (2003) Judy Hall, Walking Stick Press, 399 pp.

Crystal Muse (2017) Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro, Hay House, 285 pp.

Crystal Gridwork (2018) Kiera Fogg, Weiser Books, 128 pp.