£1.00 – £1.50
Apatite mineral specimens from Madagascar, exhibiting an electric blue hue, these specimens have a crystalline texture and are in a massive form, minute occurrences of secondary minerals are present, they are available in small sizes and come in a white card tray or mag box with a data label.
Apatite mineral specimens exhibiting a vibrant, electric blue colour, pieces are crystalline in texture and rough with minute amounts of secondary minerals included, these high grade specimens are only available in limited small sized pieces. Apatite is actually the name given to a group of minerals which include hydroxylapatite, fluorapatite and chlorapatite. These particular samples, known simply as blue apatite come from Madagascar, it is a phosphate mineral that has a vitreous lustre, shining slightly when viewed under certain angles of light and gives a white streak, the primary use is in the manufacture of fertilizer due to it being a source of phosphorus, generally it can come in a wide variety of colours and crystal habits, however, these samples are blue in colour with a massive crystalline habit, suitable for collectors, educational use and the like. Specimens will come supplied in a card tray or magnifier box (depending on your chosen option) and come with a small label.