Blue Aragonite - Meaning and Effect
In early summer, blue Apatite is a valued companion from the world of minerals and gemstones. Everything goes its harmonious way. Findings from the first months of the year result in growth and success, satisfaction sets in. The already achieved becomes visible to the outside, foundations for a also sustainable good development are created. Nature grows and thrives, everything is full of life and desire.
The blue aragonite supports to remain flexible and tolerant in all the hustle and bustle, but still concentrated to work on the implementation of projects and plans. Thus, all developments can proceed harmoniously and we can maintain our inner balance despite the busyness. Strengthened, we can use this dynamic time of year to make our lives pleasant and enjoyable. Due to the copper admixtures, the blue aragonite makes flexible in thought and action, but without losing the fundamentally stabilizing effect of aragonite.
Because of its stone healing effect, the blue aragonite is also popular for gemstone massages and gemstone wellness. However, the massage stones used must not be cleaned with cleaning agents after treatment, as the blue aragonite is sensitive to acids.
Chemical formula: CaCO3
Mineral class: Carbonate
Origin: on fissures and druses in volcanic rocks, as heel of warm springs and hydrothermally in veins
Color: Light blue due to Copper, partially colorless-transparent areas and brown zones due to Iron
Gloss: Silky luster
Crystal system: rhombic
Mohs hardness: 3.5 to 4
Splitability: poor splitting, conchoidal fracture,
Source, main supplying countries: Peru, Spain, Mexico, Austria, China
Use: Blue aragonite is used to decorative items as well as gemstone.
The astrology knows aragonite as a stone for Aries and Sagittarius-born, to whom he gives the feeling for the right measure. For Aquarius-born, it is used to promote stability.
Aragonite is actually a transparent, inconspicuous mineral; it is only through inclusions of Copper and Iron that the stone gets its vivid blue color and brown drawings. Therefore, the blue aragonite from Argentina is occasionally falsely called "oceanite". There are also suppliers who offer blue colored aragonite - our assortment is cut from our own raw material, which we ourselves have bought locally in the province of Salta (Argentina) and not artificially colored. The bright blue is a very popular color - Mercedes also offers the paint "Aragonite blue"! .
About the correct name for aragonite it came between some leading mineralogists in the 18th century to the dispute. First, in 1788, the German mineralogist Abraham Gottlob Werner (1749 - 1817) named the mineral after its occurrence presumed in Aragon/Spain and the apparently hexagonal crystal form aös initially "Arragonischer Apatit". But after the German chemist Martin Heinrich Klaproth (1743 - 1817) proved in the same year that the mineral does not consist of calcium phosphate (apatite) but of calcium carbonate, it was renamed by Werner in 1790 in "Arragonischer Kalkspat" and later "Arragon" . 1797 erhleit the mineral then by Abbé Franz Joseph Anton Estner (1739 - 1803) its name "Arragonit", at first still with a double letter R.
But also this name was not undisputed among the mineralogists of the time and the French mineralogist René-Just Haüy (1743 - 1822) criticized the name choice "Arragonit" very strongly, since it was already known that there was the mineral not only in Aragonia/Spain, but beyond that also in France and Germany. Nevertheless, the name "Aragonite" has been kept until today. In retail as well as wholesale blue aragonite is also called Oceanite.