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Chemical makeup and origin of Apatite
Apatite is a blueish to greenish phosphate crystal, it appears usually in one or a combination of the following three forms; hydroxyapatite, fluorapatite, and chlorapatite. So in simple English you can say this crystal is usually a combination of chlorine, fluorine, and hydroxide.
The name Apatite was given to this stone by the Greeks, who had troubles distinguishing this elusive mineral from other stones. Often they thought they had found a peridot while in fact it was revealed to be Apatite on closer inspection. This is how the stone got its name. The Greek word απατείν (apatein), was used to name this stone, and it means to deceive or to be misleading.
In Europe this stone was identified and categorized in 1786 by Abraham Gottlob Werner a geologist. But ironically he was corrected by Karl Friedrich August Rammelsberg who made the more specific identification of fluorapatite for the particular cluster. Making this stone truly live up to it’s reputation.