Aragonite is a natural calcium carbonate, evolving in the form of thin and elongated crystals. This mineral is white or colorless, and in the ultraviolet light emits blue, pink or yellow fluorescence. It’s named after the place where the largest deposits are located and the most typical samples of this mineral are mined – Molina de Aragón (Guadalajara Province, Spain). Aragonite is enclosed in grottoes and mines, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. The largest deposits of aragonite are found in Romania, in the Austrian Alps, in Greece and Japan.
People make beads for necklaces and earrings, and also cut small decorative figures. Aragonite is a wonderful collection material, so-called “iron flowers” are highly valued.