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Blue Apatite

Blue Apatite

Apatite is found in igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks.  Apatite is not one mineral but rather a group of phosphate minerals.   In addition to blue Apatite, it can be found in as a yellow or green mineral.  Apatite is used to manufacture of fertilizers.  Although Apatite forms in hexagonal crystals as shown below, it is not considered a gem stone due to it’s lack of hardness. 

Blue Apatite

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