Apatite Photos 
Cochise College               
Photos of Minerals
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Roger Weller, geology instructor

wellerr@cochise.edu     copyright 2010-R.Weller 

 
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Mexico
Apatite is calcium phosphate, the same mineral that your teeth are made of.  This
type of green apatite from Mexico is known as "asparagus stone" because the
crystal resembles asparagus in color and shape.  Even though your teeth are made
of apatite, aren't you glad that they are not green like this crystal?

 

apatite
Photo is copyright free for non-commercial educational uses.
Just credit photo to R.Weller/Cochise College.