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 (ə-răg′ə-nīt′, ăr′ə-gə-)
An orthorhombic mineral form of crystalline calcium carbonate, dimorphic with calcite.

[After Aragon.]




(Minerals) a generally white or grey mineral, found in sedimentary rocks and as deposits from hot springs. Composition: calcium carbonate. Formula: CaCO3. Crystal structure: orthorhombic
[C19: from Aragon + -ite1]


(əˈræg əˌnaɪt, ˈær ə gə-)

a carbonate mineral, CaCO3, chemically identical with calcite but differing in key physical properties.
[1795–1805; after Aragon (the province, where first found) + -ite1]
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Noun1.aragonite - a mineral form of crystalline calcium carbonate; dimorphic with calcite
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Some samples contain Ca-rich dolomite (or ankerite) and calcite, while aragonite is present exclusively in sample D16 as a dominant mineral (Table 1).
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3] which exist in several crystallographic polymorphs such as calcite (R-trigonal), aragonite (Porthorhombic), and vaterite (P-hexagonal) [1, 2].