Native phosphate of lime, occurring usually in six-sided prisms, color often pale green, transparent or translucent.
Phosphate mineral, which can be in three forms depending on its chemistry. Forms are Fluorapatite (fluorine-rich), Chlorapatite (chlorine-rich and Hydroxylapatite (rich in hyrdroxides). It is also what most teeth of mammals are made of!... More
A relatively common mineral available in a wide and range of attractive colors: pink, yellow, green, blue, violet and colorless (white). Clear, gem quality crystals, are rare and usually small. It is a softer stone, not well suited to rings, but an excellent choice for earrings. Known to promote communication and mental clarity.
(ap'-a-tite) 1. A group of hexagonal minerals consisting of calcium phosphate together with florine, chlorine, hydroxyl, or carbonate substituting for the phosphate radical having the general formula Ca5 (PO4)3 (F,Cl,OH). Apatite occurs as accessory minerals in igneous and metamorphic rocks, ore deposits; and most commonly as fine-grained and often impure masses as the chief constituent of phosphate rock. A material similar to apatite makes up bones and teeth.