Apatite is a group of phosphate minerals that consists of calcium phosphate with some fluorine, chlorine, and other elements. These stones are an important constituent of phosphorite that are found in igneous rocks and metamorphosed limestones.
Apatite is associated with the zodiac sign of Gemini and it symbolizes strength, clarity, knowledge, passion, and creativity.
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Apatite is a pale green to a purple mineral that has a hexagonal crystal system. These stones are commonly found throughout the world and occur in almost all stones. They are mostly associated with the solar plexus, throat, and third-eye chakra. It helps to balance and awaken all these three chakras.
Enabling the chakras will help the wearer to enhance psychic abilities, express self more properly, achieve homeostasis, encourage compassion, and handle things efficiently.
Apatite is named after the Greek word "apate" which means "deceit". This name was given in 1786 by Abraham Gottlob Werner, a German Geologist, in the allusion that it is easily mistaken with other minerals. These stones are found in Brazil, Kenya, Madagascar, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, USA, and Norway. Most of the transparent and quality Apatites are cut into cabochons.
Apatite can be present in almost any kind of rocks and they commonly form in bands of sedimentary rocks. Well-formed hexagonal Apatite crystals occur in hydrothermal veins and pegmatite pockets. It also occurs as detrital grains in sedimentary rocks and phosphate beds.
The chemical formula of Apatite is Ca5(PO4)3(F, Cl, OH). These stones have a hardness of 5 on the Mohs scale and they have a vitreous to subresinous luster.
The price of Apatite can vary from $10 to $100 per carat according to its color, cut, and quality.
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