Definition for AR'RA-GON-ITE

AR'RA-GON-ITE, n. [From Molina in Arragon, Spain.]

In mineralogy, a species of carbonate of lime, but not pure, and said to contain 3 or 4 per cent of carbonate of strontian. It differs from pure carbonate of lime, in hardness, specific gravity, crystaline structure, &c. It is harder than calcarious spar, and exhibits several varieties of structure and form. It is often crystalized, generally in hexahedral prisms or pyramids. The massive varieties have usually a fibrous structure, exhibiting various imitative forms, being sometimes coraloidal. – Haüy. Cleaveland. Stromeyer.

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