Part of Crystal Healing
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Apatite is derived from the Greek word apate, which means "deceit" or “to decive”, as Apatite can be similar in appearance to other minerals.
Apatite describes a group of similar isomorphous hexagonal phosphate minerals.
The primary group includes Fluorapatite, Chlorapatite, and Hydroxylapatite.
The extended group describes other minerals such as Pyromorphite, Mimetite, and Vanadinite.
Apatite a very common phosphate mineral, and is the primary source of phosphorus required by plants. The bones, teeth, horns antlers and tusks of most vertebrae animals, including humans, are composed of calcium phosphate, the same material as Apatite. (Biological Apatites are almost exclusively the Hydroxylapatite type.)
The Apatite stone is known to present itself in a variety of different colours, such as: White, Yellow, Green, Red, Blue, and Grey.
Blue Apatite is considered a motivational stone, connected with the throat chakra, and has been acknowledged as a stone to help with public speaking, communication, teaching and studying.