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Apatite Gemstone Crystals WholesaleByminerals
The most common is the phosphate mineral Apatite. This mineral is found in the bones and teeth of all vertebrate animals. Apatite is a major source of phosphorus in all plants. Apatite, therefore, plays an important role in the production of manure.
Apatite was named in 1786 by the German geologist Abraham Gottlob Werner. The name Apatite is derived from the Greek word Apate, meaning "to deceit." The name is aptly named Werner because of its resemblance to other gemstones such as tourmaline, peridot, topaz, and beryl. It is found around the world in the Czech Republic, Brazil, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Norway, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Mexico, Spain, Canada, and the United States. Apatite comes in a variety of colors, including yellow, pink, blue, green, purple, colorless, and multicolored. It has incredible color and clarity. Colors are contributed by three minerals: calcium phosphate, fluorine, chlorine, or hydroxyl.
This mineral is a brittle and fragile material that makes it unusable in most types of jewelry. In fact, apatite is considered to be more popular among gem collectors than jewelry.