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Question 1: In the USA, aragonite in the form of stalactites and "cave flowers" (anthodite) is known from ________ and other caves.
Chaco Culture National Historical ParkMesa Verde National ParkCarlsbad Caverns National ParkYellowstone National Park

Question 2:
What transport system is Aragonite served by?
Orthorhombic with pseudo hexagonal aggregates
Custom or D20 Modern

Question 3: The nacreous layer of the aragonite fossil shells of some extinct ammonites forms an iridescent material called ________.

Question 4: An aragonite cave, the Ochtinská Aragonite Cave, is situated in ________.
Czech RepublicHungaryPolandSlovakia

Question 5: The type location for aragonite is Molina de Aragón (Guadalajara, Spain), 25 km outside ________.
AndalusiaCataloniaAragonCastile and León

Question 6: Aragonite is thermodynamically unstable at standard temperature and pressure, and tends to alter to ________ on scales of 107 to 108 years.
CarbonIkaiteCalcium carbonateCalcite

Question 7: Aragonite may be columnar or fibrous, occasionally in branching stalactitic forms called flos-ferri ("flowers of iron") from their association with the ________ at the Carthinian iron mines.
Ore genesisSedimentary exhalative depositsOreHeavy mineral sands ore deposits

Question 8: Aragonite's ________ differs from that of calcite, resulting in a different crystal shape, an orthorhombic system with acicular crystals.
Crystal growthCrystal structureSolidCrystallography

Question 9: Massive deposits of oolitic aragonite are found on the seabed in the ________.
BelizeBarbadosThe BahamasAntigua and Barbuda


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