Aragonite I

Jörg Holtermann

Freiburg, Germany

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Aragonite is one of the polymorphs of CaCO3 (aka calcium carbonate) and as such the “brother” of Calcite.

More informations on aragonite here
and here

Now some detail about this photo:

The whole crystal nodule has a maximum length of 3 cm (i.e. from one crystal’s end to the furthest end of another crystal), the thickest crystal has a diameter of about 12 mm thanks to twinning. The thickest in view has a diameter of about 6 mm.

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Tools used:
Tamron 18-200 mm lens @ 200mm
(cheap) bellows @ 150 mm extension
IKEA desktop lamp as main light source

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