Aragonite can also be found in Spain, France, England, Scotland, Mexico, Morocco, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, parts of Asia, and the Middle East. It has been called California Onyx, Suisan Marble, and Mexican Onyx when it is dark and highly banded. Aragonite has a hardness of 3.5 - 4 and Pinacoidal (one direction) of fracture or Cleavage. Aragonite is considered to be unstable at normal temperatures and pressures and will eventually convert to Calcite (try 10×108 years, which is definitely "eventually").
Banded Aragonite, aka Mexican Onyx