Hardness : 3.5 - 4
Aragonite is a carbonate mineral, one of the two common, naturally occurring polymorphs of calcium carbonate, CaCO3. Closely related to Calcite, most Aragonite will become Calcite over time. Aragonite is a major organic constituent of shells and pearls. Commonly deposited around hot springs, in sedimentary rocks and some ore veins.
Metaphysical Properties: Aragonite was once the traditional gift for young adults, as it is said to bring balance and empowerment to the turbulent emotions of youth and help channel their energies constructively. Strengthen immune system, help back problems, especially disc related, and aid in digestion. When warmed, to combat chills. Skin problems, including wrinkles and coarseness. Yellow or Golden Aragonite is thought important to the 3rd Chakra, while White Aragonite is considered important to the 7th.
Corresponding Astrological Sign: Capricorn and Cancer