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Apatite

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Hardness:
5
Specific Gravity:
3.1 - 3.2
Crystal System:
Hexagonal
Name:
The name ('apatit') was invented by A.G. Werner probably sometime in the mid-1780s, which he later described as being named from the Greek verb aπasάω (strictly ἀπasάω; transliterated as apatáō) as the derivation, which means ‘to deceive’ (someone) or ‘to be deceptive’, because, as he wrote, "until now it has misled all mineralogists in its identification."

(Ref: Roycroft & Cuypers, 2015)
"Apatite" is a field term for unidentified calcium phosphate members of the apatite group.
Most "apatite" is fluorapatite, whereas hydroxylapatite is much less common and chlorapatite is very rare.

"Apatite" crystals are short to long hexagonal prisms [0001], with {1010} and {1011} dominant; also thick tabular {0001}, frequently in the crystals of hydrothermal origin in pegmatites and veins, with {1010}, relatively large {0001}, and often also {1011} or low pyramids. Massive, coarse granular to compact. Globular or reniform at times with a sub-fibrous, scaly, or imperfectly columnar structure or as fibrous crusts; stalactitic; earthy; oolitic. May be rock-forming in beds of great extent; as nodular concretions in clays and shales; conglomeritic.

Apatite may be confused with beryl, milarite or phenakite.

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Pronounciation of ApatiteHide

Pronounciation:
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Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Physical Properties of ApatiteHide

Hardness:
Density:
3.1 - 3.2 g/cm3 (Measured)    

Age informationHide

Age range:
Mesoarchean to Neogene : 3068 ± 225 Ma to 18.3 ± 2.1 Ma - based on mindat.org data.

Crystallography of ApatiteHide

Crystal System:
Hexagonal

Synonyms of ApatiteHide

Other Language Names for ApatiteHide

Varieties of ApatiteHide

Améthiste Basaltine (of Sage)A violet variety of Apatite from Saxony.
Apatized WoodFossilized wood where the replacement of the wood is by phosphates, principally apatite.
Asparagas StoneA yellowish green coloured apatite, especially from Marcia, Spain.
Carbonate-rich ApatiteSynonyms pertaining to undifferentiated carbonate-bearing apatites are listed in this file.

Crystals short to long hexagonal prisms [0001], with {1010} and {1011} dominant; also thick tabular {0001}, frequently in the crystals of hydrothermal origin in...
CerapatiteAn apatite with 3.18% rare earth elements (REE) and 1.33% Ce2O3 from the Kola Peninsula.

Originally reported from Kola Peninsula, Murmanskaja Oblast', Northern Region, Russia.
CollophaneA name used for the massive, cryptocrystalline, colloidal (amorphous) varieties of Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite or Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite, such as those that constitute the bulk of phosphate rock and fossil bone. The original material was carbonate...
EupyrchroiteA fibrous, mammillated variety of apatite.
Lazur-ApatiteA sky-blue variety of Apatite from Siberia.
MoroxiteA blue-green variety of Apatite from Arendal, Norway.
OsteolithMassive, earthy, impure variety of apatite.
PseudoapatiteName for apatite pseudomorph after pyromorphite.

Possibly carbonate-apatite.
TalkapatitA name applied to an apparent magnesian variety of Apatite.
TrilliumA yellow-green gem variety of apatite.
Originally reported from Bancroft District, Hastings Co., Ontario, Canada.
YttriumapatiteA name introduced by G. Flink in 1889 of a variety of apatite with 3.36 wt% Y2O3, found in the Narsaarsuk pegmatite (Narssârssuk pegmatite), Igaliku (Igaliko), Narsaq, Kujalleq, Greenland.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz186 photos of Apatite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Muscovite92 photos of Apatite associated with Muscovite on mindat.org.
Calcite86 photos of Apatite associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Fluorite80 photos of Apatite associated with Fluorite on mindat.org.
Albite62 photos of Apatite associated with Albite on mindat.org.
Siderite61 photos of Apatite associated with Siderite on mindat.org.
Epidote52 photos of Apatite associated with Epidote on mindat.org.
Pyroxene Group47 photos of Apatite associated with Pyroxene Group on mindat.org.
Schorl41 photos of Apatite associated with Schorl on mindat.org.
Magnetite38 photos of Apatite associated with Magnetite on mindat.org.

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

Apatite in petrologyHide

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References for ApatiteHide

Reference List:
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Davila, M. (1767) Ordre Second. Pierres Gypseuses. 2. in Catalogue syst. et raisonné des curiosités de la nature et de l’art qui composent de cabinet de M. Davila. 3 volumes, Paris. [as La Pierre Phosphorique]
de Lisle, R. (1772) Pierreux Cristaux. Espece V. La Chrysolite. Essai de cristallographie. Paris. [as Chrysolite ordinaire]
Sage, B.G. (1777) Améthiste Basaltine. Eléméns de Minéralogie Docimastique, second edition, 2 volumes: 1: 231. [as Améthiste Basaltine]
de Lisle, R. (1783) Gemmes. Espèce VII. Chysolite ordinaire ou proprement dire. 2. Cristallographie, ou description des formes propres à tous les corps du regne minéral. 4 volumes, Paris: 2: 254, 271. [as Chrysolite ordinaire]
Gerhards, C.A. (1786) Erster Anhang. Von einigen noch nicht genau bestimmten und ganz neu entdecken Mineralien. in Grundriss des Mineralsystems, Christian Friedrich Himburg, Berlin: 281-287. [as Apatit]
Klaproth (1788) Bergmännisches Journal, Freiberg (Neues Bergmännisches Journal): 294. [as Phosphorsaurer-Kalk]
Proust (1788) Le Journal de physique et le radium, Paris: 32: 241. [as Phosphate calcaire]
Werner (1788) Bergmännisches Journal, Freiberg (Neues Bergmännisches Journal): 576. [as Apatit]
Hoffmann, C.A.S. (1789) Mineralsystem des Herrn Inspektor Werners mit dessen Erlaubnis herausgegeben von C.A.S. Hoffmann. Bergmännisches Journal: 1: 369-398. [as Apatit]
Pelletier (1790) Annales de chimie, Paris: 7.
Werner (1790) Bergmännisches Journal, Freiberg (Neues Bergmännisches Journal): 74. [as Spargelgrüne Steinkrystalle aus Spanien nähern Apatit]
Kirwan, R. (1794) Elements of Mineralogy, second edition: 1: 129. [as Phosphorite]
Abildgaard (1798) Moll’s Berg.-Hütten, Jb.: 2: 432. [as Moroxite]
Vauquelin (1798) Annales de chimie, Paris: 26: 123. [as Chaux phosphatatée]
Abildgaard (1800) Annales de chimie, Paris: 32: 195. [as Asparagolithe]
Karsten, D.L.G. (1800) Mineralogische Tabellen, Berlin. First edition: 36. [applied to all varieties except Moroxite]
Trommsdorf (1800) J. de pharm.: 8: 153. [as Sächsischer Beryll and Augustit]
Haüy, R.J. (1801) Chaux phosphatée. 1. Traité de minéralogie. First edition: in 4 volumes with atlas in fol.: 2. [all varieties, including moroxite]
Karsten, D.L.G. (1808) Mineralogische Tabellen, Berlin, second edition: 52. [as Phosphorit]
Emmons (1838) Rep. Geol., New York: 252. [as Eupyrchroite]
Hermann (1844) Journal für praktische Chemie, Leipzig: 31: 101. [as Talkapatit]
Henry, T.H. (1850) XVII. On francolite, a supposed new mineral. Philosophical Magazine Series: 3: 241, 134-135.
Bromeis (1851) Ann. Chem. Pharm.: 79. [as Osteolith]
Dana, J.D. (1854) V. Phosphates, Arsenates, Antimonates, Nitrates. 1. Anhydrous. 1. Apatite Group. 1. in A System of Mineralogy Fourth Edition, George P. Putnam and Co., New York and London: 396-399.
Shepard (1856) American Journal of Science: 22: 96. [as Pyroguanite, Glaubapatite]
Nordenskiöld (1857) Moskovskoe Obshchestvo Ispytatelei Prirody (Société impériale des naturalists de Moscou): 30: 217, 224. [as Lazur-apatit]
Rammelsberg, C.F. (1860) Apatit. in Handbuch der Mineralchemie, Wilhelm Engelmann, Leipzig: 351-355.
Phipson (1862) Journal of the Chemical Society, London: 15: 277. [as Sombrerite]
Dana, J.D. and Brush, G.J. (1869) Apatite. in A System of Mineralogy, Fifth Edition, John Wiley and Son, New York: 530-535.
Roscoe and Schorlemmer (1877) Treat. on Chem: 1: 459. [as Estramadurite]
Viola (1905) Rendus comitato geologico d’Italia, Rome, Bollettino: 6: 106. [optical anomalies]
Chirvinsky (1907) Centralblatt für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paläontologie, Stuttgart: 279. [optical anomalies]
Lacroix, A. (1910) Minéralogie de la France et des ses colonies, Paris. 5 volumes: vol. 4: 558 [optical anomalies], 561. [phosphate rock deps.]
Doelter, C. (1911-1931) Handbuch der Mineral-chemie (in 4 volumes divided into parts): 3, [1]: 333, 354.
Brauns (1916) Jb. Min., Beil.-Bd.: 41: 73. [optical anomalies]
Bellucci and Grassi (1919) Gazzetta chimica italiana, Rome: 49: 232.
Ramdohr, P. (1919) Jb. Preuss. Geol. Landesanst.: 40: 284.
Simpson (1920) Mineralogical Magazine: 19: 29.
Zambonini (1923) Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, Mineralogie und Petrographie, Leipzig: 58: 226.
Bornemann-Starinkevitch (1924) Comptes rendus de l’académie des sciences de l’U.R.S.S., n.s.: 39.
Fersman (1924) Comptes rendus de l’académie des sciences de l’U.R.S.S., n.s.: 42.
Hintze, C. (1924) Handbuch der Mineralogie. Berlin and Leipzig. 6 volumes: 1 [4A]: 562.
Shannon and Larsen (1925) American Journal of Science: 9: 250.
Fersman (1928) Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Beilage.-Bd.: 55: 40. [as Cerapatite]
Simpson (1929) Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia: 15: 99.
Alfani (1932) Periodico de Mineralogia-Roma: 3: 220.
Dittler and Hueber (1932) Annalen des naturhistorischen Staats-Museum: 46: 185.
Simpson (1933) Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia: 20: 47.
Foshag, W.F. (1936) New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 21: 269-272.
Gruner and McConnell (1937) Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, Mineralogie und Petrographie, Leipzig: 97: 208.
McConnell (1937) American Mineralogist: 22: 977.
Borneman-Starinkevitch (1938) Comptes rendus de l’académie des sciences de l’U.R.S.S., n.s.: 19: 253.
Deans (1938) Mineralogical Magazine: 25: 135.
McConnell, D. (1938) A structural investigation of the isomorphism of the apatite group. American Mineralogist: 23: 1-19.
Belov (1939) Comptes rendus de l’académie des sciences de l’U.R.S.S., n.s.: 22: 89.
Thewlis (1939) Transactions of the Faraday Society: 35: 358.
Mansfield (1940) American Journal of Science: 238: 863. [phosphate rock deps.]
McConnell and Gruner (1940) American Mineralogist: 25: 157.
Mason (1941) Geologiska Föeningens I Stockholm. Förhandlinger, Stockholm: 63: 383.
Minguzzi (1941) Periodico de Mineralogia-Roma: 12: 343.
Sahama (1941) Bull. Comm.. géol. Finlande: no. 126: 50.
Dihn and Klement (1942) Zeitschrift für Elektrochemie und angewandte physikalische Chemie, Halle a.S.: 48: 331.
McConnell (1943) Geological Society of America Bulletin: 54: 707. [phosphate rock deps.]
Volodchenkova and Melentiev (1943) Comptes rendus de l’académie des sciences de l’U.R.S.S., n.s.: 39: 34.
Gordon (1944) Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences, Philadelphia: 96: 333.
Hudson, Cherkes, and Buchwald (1945) Journal of Urology: 53: 654. [sulfatian in urinary tracts]
Jolibois and Hébert (1946) Comptes rendus de l’Académie des sciences de Paris: 222: 569.
Pieruccini (1947) Att. Soc. tosc.: 54.
Afanasev (1948) Comptes rendus de l’académie des sciences de l’U.R.S.S., n.s: 62: 677.
Palache, C., Berman, H., and Frondel, C. (1951) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 878.
Kay, M.I., Young, R.A., and Posner, A.S. (1964) Crystal structure of hydroxyapatite. Nature: 204: 1050-1052.
Portnov, A.M. and Gorobets, B.S. (1969) Luminescence of apatite fro different rock types. Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR: 184: 110-113.
McConnell, D. (1973) Apatite, its Crystal Chemistry, Mineralogy, Utilization, and Geologic and Biologic Occurrences. Springer-Verlag, New York, N.Y.
Lang, A.R. and Walmsley, J.C. (1983) Apatite inclusions in natural diamond coat. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals: 9: 6-8.
Farver, J.R. and Gletti, B.J. (1989) Oxygen and strontium diffusion kinetics in apatite and potential application to thermal history determinations. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta: 53: 1621-1631.
Hogarth, D.D. (1989) Pyrochlore, apatite and amphibole: distinctive minerals in carbonatite. In K. Bell, Ed., Carbonatites: Genesis and Evolution: 105-148. Unwin Hyman Ltd., London.
Hughes, J.M., Cameron, M., and Crowley, K.D. (1989) Structural variations in natural F, OH, and Cl apatites. American Mineralogist: 74: 870-876.
Hughes, J.M., Cameron, M., and Crowley, K.D. (1990) Crystal structures of natural ternary apatites: Solid solution in the Ca5(PO4)3X (X=F, OH, Cl) system. American Mineralogist: 75: 295-304.
Elliott, J.C. (1994) Structure and chemistry of the apatites and other calcium orthophosphates. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 389 pp.
Fleet, M.E. and Pan, Y. (1997) Rare earth elements in apatite: uptake from H2O-bearing phosphate-fluoride melts and role of volatile components. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta: 61: 4645-4760.
Jonckheere, R. and Wagner, G. (2000) On the occurrence of anomalous fission tracks in apatite and titanite American Mineralogist: 85: 1744-1753.
Hughes, J.M. and Rakovan, J. (2002) The crystal structure of apatite, Ca5(PO4)3(F,OH,Cl). In Phosphates - Geochemical, Geobiological, and Materials Importance (M.L. Kohn, J. Rakovan, and J.M. Hughes, Eds.). Rev. Mineral. Geochem.: 48: 1-12.
Pan, Y. and Fleet, M.E. (2002) Compositions of the apatite group minerals: substitution mechanisms and controlling factors. In Phosphates. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry (M.J. Kohn, J. Rakovan and J.M. Hughes, Eds.) Reviews in Mineralogy: 48: 13-49.
Waychunas, G. (2002) Apatite luminescence. Reviews in Mineralogy and geochemistry: 48: 701-742.
Flora, N.J., Yoder, C.H., and Jenkins, H.D.B. (2003) Lattice energies of apatites and estimation of ΔH1°(PO3- 4 g). Inorganic Chemistry: 34: 499-517.
Dorozhkin, S.V. (2009) Calcium orthophosphates in nature, biology and medicine. Materials 2, 399-498.
Pasero, M., Kampf, A.R., Ferraris, C., Pekov, I.V., Rakovan, J.R., and White, T.J. (2010) Nomenclature of the apatite supergroup minerals. European Journal of Mineralogy: 22: 163-179.
Hovis, G.L., Scott, B.T., Altomare, C.M., Leaman, A.R., Morris, M.D., Tomaino, G.P., and McCubbin, F.M. (2014) Thermal expansion of fluorapatite-hydroxylapatite crystalline solutions. American Mineralogist: 99: 2171-2175.
Hughes, J.M., Heffernan, K.M., Goldoff, B., and Nekvasil, H. (2014) Cl-rich fluorapatite, devoid of OH, from the Three Peaks Area, Utah: the first reported structure of natural Cl-rich fluorapatite. The Canadian Mineralogist: 52: 643-651.
Hughes, J.M. (2015) The many facets of apatite. American Mineralogist: 100: 1033-1039.
Hughes, J.M. and Rakovan, J.F. (2015) Structurally robust, chemically diverse: apatite and apatite supergroup minerals. Elements 11, 165-170.
Teiber, H., Marks, M.A.W., Arzamastsev, A.A., Wenzel, T., and Markl, G. (2015) Compositional variation in apatite from various host rocks: clues with regards to source composition and crystallization conditions. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Abhandlungen: 192: 151-167.
Roycroft, P.D. and Cuypers, M. (2015) The etymology of the mineral name 'apatite': a clarification. Irish Journal of Earth Sciences, 3: 71-75.

Internet Links for ApatiteHide

Significant localities for ApatiteHide

Showing 48 significant localities out of 10,789 recorded on mindat.org.

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Australia
 
  • Queensland
    • Cloncurry Shire
      • Rosebud Station
        • Mary Kathleen district
[Fluorapatite] Costas Constantinides collection, Australian museum id
Austria
 
  • Salzburg
    • Hohe Tauern
      • Untersulzbach valley
        • Knappenwand area
[Fluorapatite] Harjo Neutkens collection
Belgium
 
  • Walloon Brabant Province
    • Rebecq
      • Bierghes
Harjo Neutkens collection
Bolivia
 
  • Cochabamba Department
    • Arque Province
[Fluorapatite] (Widespread in collections in Bolivia.)
  • Potosí Department
    • Cerro Huañaquino
[Hydroxylapatite var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite] Alfredo Petrov (1997) Mineral News, 13, #4.
Canada
 
  • Ontario
    • Haliburton Co.
      • Monmouth Township
[Fluorapatite] Van King; G. W. Robinson, V. King (1993) Whats New in Minerals. Mineralogical Record 24:381-395; Joyce, D. K. (2006) Calcite Vein-Dikes of the Grenville Geological Province, Ontario, Canada. Rocks and Minerals 81:34-42; Bermanec V, Tomašić N, Kniewald G, Back M E, Zagler G (2008) Nioboaeschynite-(Y), a new member of the aeschynite group from the Bear Lake diggings, Haliburton County, Ontario, Canada, The Canadian Mineralogist 46, 395-402
[Fluorapatite] Michael Bainbridge collection
    • Hastings Co.
      • Carlow Township
Matthew Neuzil Collection
    • Monmouth Tp.
      • Concession 15
        • Lot 34/35
[Fluorapatite] Joyce, D. K. (2006) Calcite Vein-Dikes of the Grenville Geological Province, Ontario, Canada. Rocks and Minerals 81:34-42
    • Renfrew Co.
      • Sebastopol Township
        • Miller property
R & M for the collector: Ottawa-North Bay; Hull-Waltham
R & M for the collector Ottawa-North Bay; Hull to Waltham
  • Québec
    • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
      • La Vallée-de-l'Or RCM
        • Réservoir-Dozois
[Fluorapatite] Olivier Langelier Collection; Hudon, P., Friedman, R.M., Gauthier, G. & Martignole, J. (2006) Age of the Cabonga nepheline syenite, Grenville Province, western Quebec. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 43(9), 1237-1249.
    • Outaouais
      • Pontiac RCM
        • Otter Lake
[Fluorapatite] Leavitt, D.L. (1981). "Minerals of the Yates uranium mine, Pontiac County (Québec)." Mineralogical Record, 12(6),pp:359-363.; M A G Lafontaine (1979) Uranium-Thorium Deposite at the Yates Mine, Huddersfield Township, Quebec. MSc thesis, University of Ottawa.
Chile
 
  • Coquimbo Region
    • Elqui Province
      • La Serena
        • Tambillos mining District
[Fluorapatite var: Cuproapatite] No reference listed
France
 
  • Brittany
    • Finistère
Lefèvre M. (1996), Une pegmatite à tourmaline et apatite colorées dans le massif granitique de Roscoff (Finistère), Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°2, pp: 16-17
Germany
 
  • Saxony
    • Erzgebirge
      • Ehrenfriedersdorf
[Fluorapatite] Thomas, R., and Webster, J.D. (2000): Mineralium Deposita 35, 570-582.
Italy
 
  • Tuscany
    • Lucca Province
      • Apuan Alps
        • Stazzema
Struever G., 1871. Apatite della miniera del Bottino presso Seravezza. Atti R. Acad. Sci. Torino, 26
Mexico
 
  • Durango
    • Mun. de Durango
      • Cerro de los Remedios
        • Victoria de Durango
[Fluorapatite] Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 886.
Morocco
 
  • Drâa-Tafilalet Region
    • Er Rachidia Province (Errachidia Province)
      • Imilchil
[Fluorapatite] James Stroud's Collection
Norway
 
  • Telemark
[Chlorapatite] Rammelsberg, C.F. (1860) Handbuch der Mineralchemie. First edition, Leipzig, p. 353 Raade, G. (1996): Minerals originally described from Norway. Including notes on type material. Bergverksmuseets Skrift nr 11, p. 29
Pakistan
 
  • Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)
    • Mohmand Agency
      • Warsak (Warzak)
        • Ganadao (Gandahab; Ghandahab valley)
personnal observation on field (in Peshawar)
Peru
 
  • Ancash Department
    • Bolognesi Province
      • Huallanca District
        • Huallanca
(specimens are widespread in numerous collections)
    • Pallasca Province
      • Pampas District
[Fluorapatite] Mineralogical Record 28, No. 4 (1997); collections of Rock Currier, Jack Crowley, Jaroslav Hyrsl and Alfredo Petrov.
  • Huancavelica Department
    • Angaraes Province
[Fluorapatite] Crowley, Jack A., Currier, Rock H., & Szenics, Terry (1997) Mines and Minerals of Peru. Mineralogical Record, Vol.28, No.4. 98p.
Portugal
 
  • Castelo Branco District
    • Covilhã
[Fluorapatite] American Mineralogist, Volume 67, pages 854-860, l982; Dunn, P. J. (1977): Apatite. A guide to species nomenclature. Mineralogical Record 8 (2): 78-82
Spain
 
  • Madrid
Garcia G., Gonzalez C., Bueno A. (2004) - Cadalso de los Vidrios (Madrid), Bocamina, n° 14, pp: 12-46.
  • Murcia
    • Jumilla
      • La Celia
[Fluorapatite] Calvo, M. (2015): Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. VII, Fosfatos, arseniatos y vanadatos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid - Fundación Gómez Pardo. 479 pp.
Sweden
 
  • Skåne
    • Bromölla
      • Näsum
The Swedish Museum of Natural History collection # 18680536
  • Värmland
    • Munkfors
      • Ransäter
[Chlorapatite var: Munkforssite] Igelström (1897) Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, Mineralogie und Petrographie, Leipzig: 27: 601; Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1006.
Tanzania
 
  • Manyara Region
    • Simanjiro District
      • Lelatema Mts
[Fluorapatite] Mineralogical Record (2009) 40:347-408. Rocks and Minerals (2013) 88(2):179-183.
[Fluorapatite] Van King; Simonoff J., Wise M (2012) A closer Look at Merelani Minerals. Mineral News Vol 28 No 2; Rocks and Minerals 88(2), 179-183 (2013); Rocks and Minerals 88(2), 154-165 (2013).
UK
 
  • England
    • Cornwall
      • Callington District
        • Stoke Climsland
          • Callington United Mines (incl. Emmens United Mines)
[Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite var: Holmbushite] Golley, P., and Williams, R. (1995): Cornish Mineral Reference Manual. Endsleigh Publications (Truro), 105 pp.
USA
 
  • Connecticut
    • Litchfield Co.
      • Torrington
[Fluorapatite] Mike polletta specimen
    • Middlesex Co.
      • Haddam
        • Haddam Neck
[Fluorapatite] Mineralogical Magazine 1902 13 : 97-121.; Scovil, Jeffrey A. (1992): Famous Mineral Localities: the Gillette Quarry, Haddam Neck, Connecticut. (Mineralogical Record, 23(1):19-28.); Cameron, Eugene N. and others. (1954) PEGMATITE INVESTIGATIONS 1942-45 NEW ENGLAND. U.S. Geological Survey, Professional Paper 255.
      • Portland
        • Collins Hill
          • Strickland pegmatite (Strickland-Cramer Quarry; Strickland-Cramer Mine; Strickland-Cramer Feldspar-Mica Quarries)
[Fluorapatite] Harold Moritz collection; Seaman, David W. (1947): Reminiscing On Collins Hill, Portland, Conn. Rocks & Minerals, vol. 22, no. 8, pp. 732-3.
[Fluorapatite] Cameron, Eugene N., Larrabee, David M., McNair, Andrew H., Page, James T., Stewart, Glenn W., and Shainin, Vincent E. (1954): Pegmatite Investigations 1942-45 New England; USGS Professional Paper 255: 333-338.; Schooner, Richard. (1955): 90 Minerals from 1 Connecticut Hill. Rocks & Minerals: 30(7-8): 351-8.; Schooner, Richard. (1958): The Mineralogy of the Portland-East Hampton-Middletown-Haddam Area in Connecticut (With a few notes on Glastonbury and Marlborough). Published by Richard Schooner; Ralph Lieser of Pappy’s Beryl Shop, East Hampton; and Howard Pate of Fluorescent House, Branford, Connecticut.
  • Georgia
    • Cherokee Co.
      • Holly Springs
[Fluorapatite] Rocks & Min.: 16:94.
  • Maine
    • Androscoggin Co.
      • Auburn
        • West Mount Apatite District
[Fluorapatite] King, V. T. and Foord, E. E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine. Descriptive Mineralogy, Maine Geological Survey, Augusta, Maine, pp. 418 + 88 plates.
  • Massachusetts
    • Bristol Co.
      • Acushnet
[Fluorapatite] M. Haritos collection; Cahoon, James C. (1985). Massachusetts: A Classic Swiss Alpine Cleft Mineral Region (Boston Mineralogical Symposium program book, May 1985)
  • New Jersey
    • Morris Co.
      • Jefferson Township
        • Hurdtown
The Iron Mines of NJ (1910), Bayley:332; NJ State Geol. Ann. Rpt. (1856):167; State NJ Bull. #50:192.
    • Sussex Co.
      • Franklin Mining District
        • Ogdensburg
          • Sterling Hill
[Fluorapatite] Dunn (1995); Harold Moritz collection
  • North Carolina
    • Cleveland Co.
      • Kings Mountain District
[Fluorapatite] Jack Eaker collection.; Rocks and Minerals, (1985) 60:76-82; Carolina Geological Society Field Trip Guidebook 1981, 39-48
  • Texas
    • Llano Co.
      • Kingsland Granite Company Quarry (Petrick Quarry)
[Fluorapatite] Self collected by Franklin Roberts, verified by SEM-EDS
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