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Apatite with Quartz Druze, from Morocco (No.26)

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Apatite with Quartz Druze, from Morocco (No.26)Apatite with Quartz Druze, from Morocco

Measurements Approx.
Height - 2 cm
Width - 2.4 cm
Length - 3.5 cm



Apatite is a calcium phosphate mineral, it’s crystal system is hexagonal (trigonal).

It’s is found in Brazil, Burma, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, India, Mexico, Greenland, Canada and the U.S.A.


It’s name is derived from a Greek word meaning ‘to deceive’. This is because if the variety of colours and formations in which this stone occurs, making it easy to mistake it for other minerals. It can come colours such as yellow, blue, green, brown, grey or rarer colourless.

 

druse/druze, also known as drusy or druzy, refers to a coating of fine crystals on a rock fracture surface




 





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