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Apatite Yellow - 50 grams

Apatite Yellow - 50 grams

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Locality: Durango City, Durango, Mexico

1. Color: As the name suggests, yellow apatite is typically yellow in color, ranging from pale yellow to deep golden hues. The color intensity can vary depending on factors such as impurities and the specific chemical composition.

2. Hardness: Yellow apatite has a hardness of 5 on the Mohs scale, which means it is relatively soft compared to many other minerals. It can be scratched by harder materials and should be handled with care to prevent damage.

3. Clarity: Yellow apatite is typically transparent to translucent, allowing light to pass through it to some extent. This transparency can enhance its visual appeal, especially when cut and polished for use in jewelry.

4. Luster: The luster of yellow apatite is typically vitreous, meaning it has a glassy or shiny appearance when polished.

5. Density: Density range for apatite minerals, which typically have densities ranging from 3.1 to 3.2 g/cm³.

6. Metaphysical Properties: In metaphysical and spiritual practices, yellow apatite is believed to have various properties, including promoting creativity, boosting self-confidence, and enhancing mental clarity. It is also associated with the solar plexus chakra, which governs aspects of personal power and self-esteem.

Photos have not been edited or altered, just taken in different daylight conditions to show the variation in color.  Pieces are held in hand to help with scale and does not necessarily represent total weight.  Specific pieces photographed may no longer be available.