5.3" 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. Comes with a display stand.

There are multiple locations around this sphere where there were gaps/breakage from the shaping process. These spots have been filled with a clear epoxy and blue apatite crystal fragments.

Apatite is not a single mineral but a group of phosphate based minerals that includes 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.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Fluorapatite
LOCATION
Isoanala, Anosy Region, Tuléar Province, Madagascar
SIZE
5.3" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#191366