Green apatite

ETYMOLOGYIt comes from the Greek and means "deception" for ease of confusing it with other stones.
PRINCIPLE OF FORMATION: Primary, Secundary, tertiary.
MINERAL CLASS: Green calcium phosphates.
HARDNESS: 5 in the Mohs scale.
FIELDSMexico, Brazil, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Burma, South Africa, Norway, Sri Lanka.

MINERALOGY: It is found in hydrothermal veins, pegmatites and metamorphic limestone sediments in addition to where it is produced from organic deposits., is a phosphate apatite magmatic, more rarely Secundary origin, mostly made up of opaque glass.

MYTHOLOGY: In Logrosán (Extremadura) used apatite from ancient times it is said that in the CERCON Witch covens in which they threw into the fire a white powder that emitted fluorescent flashes were held, it is said that the French chemist and pharmacist Joseph Louis Proust (Angers, September 26, 1754 - ibid, July 5, 1826) first defined the fluorapatite in 1781 using samples of this Extremadura municipality which announced this mineral. The enamel of our teeth and part of the bone is formed by apatite.

PROPERTIES: Green minerals have a harmonizing and neutralizing effect. Green releases the feelings, increase the speed and responsiveness and arouse interest and enthusiasm. Green brings initiative and will to live, stimulates the sense and the ability of perception and draws our attention to the material world. Green minerals help to deal with "poison the spirit", ie a negative considerations and foster a healthy optimism. Green is actually the color of hope.


CHAKRAS: Spleen, heart.

ZODIAC SIGN: Cancer, Leo.

USES: Apatite is the main source of phosphorus and phosphate and therefore is essential in the manufacture of mineral fertilizers. Jewelry, meditation, collection.

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