Apatite History Background

Apatite History Background

Apatite is actually the mineral that makes up the teeth and bones of all vertebrate animals. The name actually comes from the Greek word apate, which means, "to deceive." Apatite was often confused, therefore "deceiving" many with some of the more valuable gems such as Tourmaline, Olivine, Peridot, Topaz and Beryl.