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We have some really nice Apatite Crystals for sale, both loose and in matrix. These green prismatic crystals are from Mexico. 
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Apatite refers to a group of phosphate minerals that are widely distributed in all rock types, usually in tiny crystals spread throughout the host rock.

There are three basic types of apatite:
hydroxyapatite
fluorapatite
chlorapatite

It is often green in color but can also be blue, or yellow. It can form large crystals in contact metamorphic rocks or as large masses. It is the mineral that makes up tooth enamel in all vertebrate animals.

Apatite Uses
It is sometimes used to make phosphate fertilizer, and other industrial products such as phosporic acid, hydrogen fluoride, and hydrofluoric acid.

Apatite finds its way into many mineral colections. It is also made into decorative objects. Rarely it is usedas a gemstone.

Mineral Properties of Apatite

Chemical Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(F,Cl,OH)
Color(s): blues, greens, blue green can be colorless, pink, or brown
Streak: white
Luster: Vitreous
Transparency: Transparent to translucent
Crystal Habits: Tabular, prismatic crystals, massive
Specific Gravity: About 3.16–3.22
Hardness (Mohs): 5
Cleavage: indistinct
Fracture: conchoidal
Uses: Phosphate fertilizer, Mineral Specimens, jewelry and ornamentals


Metaphysical Properties of Apatite

Apatite can ease frustration and confusion. It aids in the awakening of the spirit and so increases inner knowledge and truth.






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