Site hosted by Angelfire.com: Build your free website today!

Rocks In My Head

Blog Tools
Edit your Blog
Build a Blog
RSS Feed
View Profile
« May 2009 »
S M T W T F S
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31
Entries by Topic
All topics  «
geology et al
some days are pretty good
My own link
Rock Shop
You are not logged in. Log in
05/20/09
aragonite

The aragonite group of carbonates consists of aragonite, witherite, strontianite, and cerussite.Aragonite is another of the minerals that a fossils shell can change to. Some fossil samples are part aragonite and part calcite.

Witherite is found in low temperature hydrothermal veins where galena is the major ore. Strontianite is found with celestite in limestones.Cerussite is also known as white lead ore. It has the highest specific gravity of any carbonate. Now, isnt that interesting?

It is a beautiful sunny day and I think I'll go out and do some rockshop cleaning along with flower planting.



 

http://www.oliviahoff.com



Posted by oh5/ojhoff at 10:03 AM CDT
Updated: 04/20/10 7:50 AM CDT
Post Comment | Permalink | Share This Post

View Latest Entries