Rough Blue Apatite Crystals
Rough blue apatite from our collection of crystals rocks and minerals. The stones in our photograph are currently the only pieces of blue apatite that we have left available. Prices, weights and sizes of each stone can be found in the dropdown list.
Apatite is a relatively common mineral which can be found in small quantities in igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. It's the same material as calcium phosphate which can be found in bones and tooth enamel. A relatively soft stone it grades 5 on Mohs scale of mineral hardness and is in fact the index mineral for this level of hardness.
Although it occurs in several different colours, the blue and green varieties of apatite are the most common. Being quite soft and brittle means that it's not particularly suitable as a gemstone but very fine specimens can occasionally be found and are usually faceted. Lower grade stones however tend to be cut as cabochons. Blue apatite is widely used for carving spheres, figurines and other decorative items and can often be found tumbled for use in crystal healing.