Blue Aragonite from Wenshan, Yunnan, China

Blue Aragonite from Wenshan, Yunnan, China

Dimension: 8cm x 5cm x 7cm

Weight: 106g

Locality: Wenshan Mine, Wenshan Co., Wenshan, Yunnan, China


A beautiful cotton candy's blue aragonite mineral specimen (also called sodalite in China) came out from this locality in late 2018.  It is a carbonate that contains the elements Ca, C and O.  This variety of aragonite gets its natural blue color from trace amounts of copper.  On a matrix of aggregate divergent growth of translucent, gemmy prismatic aragonite crystals.  It reminds me of an iceberg!  This is sure to brighten up any mineral collection.