Although snow is uncommon in most parts of Mexico, it does snow each winter in some parts of the country, especially in areas located at altitudes greater than 10,000 feet above sea level. It snows in 12 of the country's 32 states, most of which are northern states. Doesn’t this gorgeous aragonite remind you of snow?
Aragonite is a common carbonate mineral. It is unfortunately often thought of as the poor cousin to calcite. But aragonite is an interesting and attractive mineral in its own right. It forms interesting habits and can have a soft pretty color. Its modes of formation and relationship to calcite are both curious and intriguing. This one has amazing rainbow-included honey calcite growth in its base too!