aragonite

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Etymology[edit]

Aragon +‎ -ite, after the province in Spain, named by Abraham Gottlob Werner in 1790.[1]

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aragonite (countable and uncountable, plural aragonites)

  1. (mineralogy) A saline evaporite consisting of anhydrous calcium carbonate with the chemical formula CaCO3; it is dimorphous with calcite.

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  1. ^ Richard V. Gaines, H. Catherine W. Skinner, Eugene E. Foord, Brian Mason, and Abraham Rosenzweig: Dana's new mineralogy, John Wiley & Sons, 1997