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Natural Apatite
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Apatite is very rarely encountered as a gem material but occurs in transparent form in blue, violet, purple , yellowish green and, bluish green colors. With a hardness of 5, apatite is not a very hard stone but it is still used in jewelry because of its attractive color. Apatite is also very heat sensitive and as a result, there are few lapidaries that can cut it at all.


Known Facts
Color Key: yellow, green, below, violet.
Refractive Index: 1.63-1.64
Chemical Composition: Phosphate group
Hardness: 5
Density: 3.17-3.23
Crystal Group: Hexagonal
Ocurrence: Burma, Ceylon, Madagascar, Mexico. Canada, India

Apatite crystallizes in the hexagonal system as prismatic crystals or as compact masses.


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Apatite Stats/
Popularity Index: 2238423hits
Total Items: 29items
Total Weight: CTS 1836.32
Cheapest: USD 1.62
Most Expensive: USD 92.15
Largest: CTS 36.86
Smallest: CTS 0.25
Last Added: 11/03/16 08:48:26

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