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Question by Bill 8634: What is the difference between calcite crystals and aragonite crystals?
The calcium usually is in the form of calcite crystals in marine (gastropod) species and aragonite crystals in terrestrial species.

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Answer by kumorifox
The only difference lies in the crystal structure. Calcite is trigonal, whereas aragonite is orthorhombic. This phenomenon, where a single substance can crystallize in more than one type of crystal, is called polymorphism.

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