Oolitic aragonite sand

Oolitic aragonite sand forms in tropical waters. Most of the topography of the Bahama Banks is composed of calcium carbonate oolitic aragonite sand material.

The natural formation through precipitation, sedimentation and possibly microbial activity of aragonite sand in the Bahamas surpasses anyplace else in the world.[1] There are billions of tons of this type of sand material in reserve and millions of tons more created annually.

Commercial uses

Commercial uses are similar to limestone and other high calcium carbonate materials. One popular use is in reef aquariums.[2]


See also

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