Aragonite, Brown (Disc)
Concentrate on whatever is most important in your life.
See the root cause of a situation and how to resolve it.
Feel grounded during stressful times or while healing.
Be patient and forgiving towards yourself and others.
Let Brown Aragonite bring deep peace to your heart!
Mineralogy of Brown Aragonite
Mineral Family: Carbonites
Chemical Composition: Ca[CO3]
Color: Brown; can also be white, gray, yellow, red, green, and blue
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Form/Habit: Prismatic, acicular
Fracture: Subchonchoidal, brittle
Luminescence: Yellowish-white (long wave) / Blueish-white (short wave)
Transparency: Transparent to opaque
Location: Deposits of fine Aragonite crystals are found in the Czech Republic and Mexico. Additional deposits are located in Austria, Bahamas, England, Greece, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Japan, Morocco, Namibia, Peru, Pakistan, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Turkey, and the United States (Colorado, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and South Dakota).
Mineral Family: Aragonite is a Carbonate mineral. Carbonates are an important part of the Earth’s crust and are found in sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks. Carbonates are minerals which contain the carbonate group CO3 as their basic structural unit. They form in a trigonal system with one carbon atom centrally located between 3 oxygen atoms. While there are over 70 types of Carbonate minerals, the most common are Dolomite, Siderite, and Calcite. Aragonite is a relatively rare stone which is chemically identical to Calcite. It can be colorless, white, gray, brown, yellow, red, green, or blue.
Formation: Aragonite is chemically identical to Calcite, but is formed under different geological conditions. It is found in the oxidized zone of ore deposits, in caves as stalactites, near hot springs, and in mineral veins. It is also produced in mollusks and Corals by biological processes that have yet to be fully understood.
Mining: Aragonite is the principal mineral mined in multiple locations. Among other uses, it is used to make cement and soil neutralizers, and to help maintain the pH balance in salt-water aquariums.
Enhancements: All Aragonite is fully natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.
History of Aragonite
Aragonite was “discovered” relatively recently by the metaphysical community and so it was not included in any early lapidaries, texts that describe gemstones and their powers.
Aragonite was named by German geologist Abraham Gottlob Wernerin 1797, after the small town of Molina de Aragón, in Guadalajara, Spain where it was first noted. Werner was one of the first scientists to recognize the chronological succession of sedimentary rocks, namely that newer rocks will be on top of older rocks. Werner suffered from poor health for most of his life and rarely traveled. But he was an avid mineral and crystal collector and a famous geology lecturer, so unusual specimens were sometimes sent to him. In addition to Aragonite, Werner also described and named Zoisite.
Healing Properties of Brown Aragonite
Spiritual: Brown Aragonite clears and activates the auric field, chakras, and meridians. It is particularly good for grounding and centering prior to entering into meditation. It can help us to express our deepest feelings more authentically and to better access higher levels of spiritual knowledge. Brown Aragonite is attuned to the Root Chakra and linked to the astrological sign of Capricorn. It is connected to the elements of Earth and Storm and vibrates to the number 9.
Emotional: Brown Aragonite is a wonderful grounding stone that is very helpful for anyone who is actively undergoing self-healing work. It helps us to find the calm place in our heart and release attachment to the wounds of the past, especially wounds from verbal abuse. Brown Aragonite helps us stay centered, especially during stressful periods that require extreme patience and compassion.
Mental: Brown Aragonite encourages clear communication, both in words and artistically. It can help us to be disciplined, reliable, and practical in order to move forward towards our goals. Brown Aragonite encourages tolerance and helps us to understand the root cause of situations.
Physical: Brown Aragonite increases stamina and vitality in the body. A hot elixir of Brown Aragonite is thought to be especially good for warming the extremities and combating chills. Brown Aragonite is good for treating general aches and pains, particularly ones that feel “deep” in the body. It has been used by metaphysical healers to help heal broken bones as well as regenerate bone tissues.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
Ethically Sourced Brown Aragonite
The Miners sell directly to the Lapidary.
The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.
Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.
The Supply Chain
The Supply Chain is short and clean.
The Mine and Lapidary are located in the same country.
This Brown Aragonite comes from an industrial copper mine in Peru.
The exact mine is unknown, but would have relatively safe conditions for miners.
Learn More: Ethical Mining
This Brown Aragonite was polished in Peru.
The Lapidiary is part of a larger business that specializes in metal exploration for Peruvian industrial mines.
Mining byproducts are polished and sold to collectors.
Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.
The Lapidary is also the direct-importer & sells exclusively at large gem shows.
Learn More: Ethical Lapidary
I purchased from this source a few times during the earlier years of my business. They sell a variety of polished stones from Peru, including tumbled stones. It is a large company and I have never met the owner. I chose to purchase from them based on my knowledge of Peruvian mining practices.
I’ve since learned that while the company is based in Peru and deals only in Peruvian stones, it is in fact owned by a private tech company based in Australia and Hong Kong. The tech company specializes in an augmented reality social shopping app. When it is time to restock this stone, I would like to find a smaller source.
Brown Aragonite Tumbled Stone
Color: Dark and light brown stripes. This is a 100% natural stone, so minor variations are part of their unique beauty.
Size: 1 inch, or a little bit bigger
Weight: 1 oz
Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days. International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.
Safe Handling of Brown Aragonite
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