11-17 & 16

11-17. Aragonite #6.
From a resource by A Dal Negro and L. Ungaretti.

Refinement of the crystal structure of an aragonite from Vertaizon-Alvernia, France.


11-16. Aragonite #5.

For some reason 11-16 is not showing. Since I can’t break the blog structure, here it is along with 11-17 – Crystal structure of the Aragonite.
From a resource by Y. Ye, J. Smyt, and P. Boni



11-12. Aragonite #1.

Aragonite. From the kingdom of Aragon to the Caves of New Mexico and the ocean in between, aragonite is going to be the mineral for week #46. Aragonite is the main component of many organic substances, such as pearl and coral and has been successfully tested for the removal of pollutants from contaminated wastewaters. Its crystal is orthorhombic, dipyramidal and has a Pm symmetry.



10-27, 28

  • 10-28. Celestine #7.
  • For some reason I had it ready to go and forgot to upload that day. I will leave the chronology of this site as is – and make the visual available in the upcoming book as a bonus! The resource was from  R. James, and it made for a nice display too…
  • 10-27. Celestine #6.

Celestine in the sky.

A variation on the structure of a Celestine crystal from Montecchio Maggiore, Vicenza, Italy.

Resource by Brigatti, Galli, and Medici.





10-25. Celestine #4.

The Celestine crystal symmetry stands like an alien or very ancient code at times… Pretty to look at, difficult to decipher.

From a resource by Jacobsen, Smyth, Swope, and Downs.



10-24. Celestine #3.
Celestines often live and grow in geodes. It seems to be in their DNA, artwise, as it is a recurring presence in all the sketches I go through.

From a resource by Hawthorne and Ferguson