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!
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.
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.
Ethically Sourced Brown Aragonite
The Miners tumble and polish their own stock.
The Miners sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.
Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.
The Supply Chain
The Supply Chain is exceptionally short and clean.
The Mine and Lapidary are located in the same country.
This Brown Aragonite comes from a small Copper mine in Peru.
The mine is family owned and has relatively safe conditions for miners.
Learn More: Ethical Mining
This Brown Aragonite was polished in Peru.
The Lapidary is a family business. The father owns small Copper mines.
The mining byproducts are polished and sold by the son.
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. At first, the owner was never available while I was shopping. I spoke with various workers, but because of the language barrier I got conflicting information. It was obvious to me that the source was closely linked with a Copper mine, based on the minerals and location. Research online seemed to link this source with a tech company in Hong Kong that makes a mining app for large industrial mines. I decided that I wouldn’t do business with them again unless I met the owner and got clear information.
In 2019, I finally met the owner and happily he is bilingual. He shared stories with me about his father who owns a Copper mine. Most Copper mines are large industrial mines owned by multi-national corporations. I was surprised but pleased to hear that this is a family-run business.
Safe Handling of Brown Aragonite
What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Brown Aragonite
Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal. If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.
Polishing Method: Polished by hand, one stone at a time. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.
- Color: Brown bands.
- Polish: Shiny and smooth
- Quality: AA
- Shape: Rounded
- Size: Average size is 1 inch / 25 mm
- Transparency: Opaque
- Weight: Average weight is .6 ounce / 17 grams / 85 carats
Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days. International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.
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