Apatite is the name of a group of phosphate minerals with similar chemical compositions and physical properties. They are an important constituent of phosphorite, a rock mined for its phosphorus content and used to make fertilizers, acids, and chemicals.
Uses of Apatite as Phosphate Rock:
Most of the phosphate rock mined throughout the world is used to produce phosphate fertilizer. It is also used to produce animal feed supplements, phosphoric acid, elemental phosphorous, and phosphate compounds for the chemical industry.
China is the largest producer of phosphate rock, producing approximately 100 million tons in 2014. The United States, Russia, Morocco, and Western Sahara are also major phosphate producers. Over 75% of the world's reserves of phosphate rock are located in Morocco and Western Sahara.
Phosphate rock is the only material that can be used to produce enough fertilizer to satisfy world demand. Without it, farmers would not be able to produce enough food to feed the world's population. It is surprising that one type of rock, a rock that most people know nothing about, is so important to keeping the world fed and alive.
Apatite was first discovered in 1786 by A.G. Werner ,but it’s name came from the Greek word meaning “to deceive” , due to many people mistaking it for other minerals such as Peridot and Beryl.
Apatite is a dual-action stone, known for its positive use of personal power to achieve goals. It clears away confusion, apathy or negativity, then, stimulates the intellect to expand knowledge and truth, which may be used for personal growth or for the collective good. It is a Stone of Manifestation, promoting a humanitarian outlook and service to others.
Green Apatite is a connection crystal of the heart. It communicates wisdom of the mind with the emotion of the heart, balancing one to the other, and is helpful in overcoming difficulties when bringing one's vision to reality. Green Apatite stimulates the flow of energy on the physical plane and can be used as an abundance stone, for spiritual and financial manifestation, as well as connecting with the electromagnetic field of the planet. It allows one to replenish energy for the physical heart and to channel healing energies back to the Earth.
Green Apatite encourages good eye-hand coordination in children, and when carried or worn, especially as earrings, makes adults less clumsy.
A great stone for healers, Green Apatite assists the practitioner by maintaining a positive, clear energy field and a heart-centered focus.
In the workplace, Green Apatite may re-awaken an enthusiasm for a personal long-term project. It may also refocus co-workers who spend too much time on non-work emailing or phone calls.