Apatite is a group of phosphate minerals that can be found in various locations worldwide. The name "apatite" is derived from the Greek word "apatein," which means to deceive, as apatite can easily be confused with other minerals. Major deposits of apatite are found in Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Myanmar, Canada, and the United States. It occurs in igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks.
Apatite comes in a variety of colours, including green, blue, yellow, brown, violet, and colourless. Its crystal structure is hexagonal, and it often forms prismatic, columnar, or tabular crystals. Apatite can also occur in massive, granular, or compact forms. The gem-quality crystals are prized for their vibrant colors and are sometimes used in jewelry. Apatite's appearance and energetic properties make it a sought-after mineral for both collectors and those interested in crystal healing.