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Aragonite / Calcite ~ Tree of Life

A true geologic and architectural wonder! This incredible specimen looks like the Tree of Life. Or is it the Silver Surfer? Or is it Frozone? Whatever shape you see, we can all agree it is spectacular! Both calcite and aragonite have the same chemistry (CaCO3), however the crystal lattice of aragonite differs from that of calcite, resulting in a different crystal shape, an orthorhombic crystal system with acicular crystal. Repeated twinning results in pseudo-hexagonal forms and some pretty wild forms. This incredible specimen displays beautifully from every side and comes from the Santa Eulalia area of Mexico.

Approx: 5.5" H x 4.25" W x 4" L

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