2.9" Bright Blue Apatite Sphere - Madagascar

This is a beautiful, polished stone sphere made from blue apatite, collected from Madagascar. These spheres have a very unique character. There is a lot of time and energy that goes into forming and then polishing these spheres. The electric blue color is something that can only truly be appreciated in person. This specimen also has a few small spots of gap filling.

Comes with a display stand.

Apatite is the name given to a generic group of isomorphous hexagonal phosphate minerals. Its name comes from the Greek word apatite, which means 'to deceive': this is because apatite often resembles other common hexagonal-habit minerals. Varieties include hydroxylapatite, fluorapatite, and chlorapatite. Fluorapatite is by far the most common variety and can be found as both hexagonal crystals in many colors and massive forms.

The stone from Madagascar generally referred to as “Blue Apatite” is a massive form of fluorapatite. It is mined from several locations in the Anosy region and is frequently polished into shapes such as spheres, skulls, and figurines for decorative purposes. It has a very vibrant blue coloration and is quite striking in appearance. In most cases these Madagascar specimens have been heat treated to enhance their color.

Isoanala, Anosy Region, Tuléar Province, Madagascar
2.9" wide