Aragonite is a mineral with a hardness of 4 out of 10 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness [?]. These Orthorhombicly structured gems are made of calcium carbonate, their full chemical compound being CaCO3.
Aragonite is made from calcium carbonate and found near sedimentary rocks.
Colors include clear (when free from impurities), yellow, blue, and even pink.
Aragonite can be found in Turkey, France, United States,the bahamas and many other places around the world.
Aragonite sand isn't necessarily mined but rather gathered from locations in and around reef systems. This sand is then stored and packaged as living sand, and sold.
Has historically been used in reef systems naturally.
Is used heavily in fish tanks, reef systems, allowing proper bacteria to thrive and keeps the tank's pH close to its natural level
Aragonite "sand" is considered live sand, as it contains many of the micro organisms that are required for a properly functioning marine ecosystem.