Fluorapatite, an alternative spelling Fluoroapatite, is a calcium fluorophosphate mineral. Colorless in its pure form, but often contains metal impurities such as iron which produces a yellow, yellow/green yellow/orange/brown coloration. It is related to Yellow Apatite.
Fluorapatite is a hard crystalline solid. Along with hydroxylapatite, it can be a component of tooth enamel, but for industrial use both minerals are mined in the form of phosphate rock, whose usual mineral composition is primarily fluorapatite but often with significant amounts of the other.
Fluorapatite as a mineral is the most common phosphate mineral. It occurs widely as an accessory mineral in igneous rocks and in calcium rich metamorphic rocks. It commonly occurs as a detrital or diagenic mineral in sedimentary rocks and is an essential component of phosphorite ore deposits. It occurs as a residual mineral in lateritic soils.
Fluorapatite is found in the teeth of sharks and other fishes in varying concentrations. It is also present in human teeth that have been exposed to fluoride ions, for example, through water fluoridation or by using fluoride-containing toothpaste. The presence of fluorapatite helps prevent tooth decay or dental caries. Fluoroapatite has a critical pH of 4.5, thus it makes tooth structure more resistant to additional caries attack. It has a mild bacteriostatic property as well, which helps decrease the proliferation of Streptococcus mutans, the predominant bacteria related to dental caries.
Fluorapatite Metaphysical Properties
The frequency of yellow/green Fluorapatite connects to the solar plexus and heart chakras, stimulating these chakras so that one has a positive outlook on one’s life experiences and can view them with a heart-centered perspective.
This crystal enhances one’s personal willpower so that one takes responsibility for one’s actions and follows them through to achieve one’s goals. It helps to bring clarity to one’s thoughts so that one can see which is for, and in one’s highest and best good.
Fluorapatite helps to bring a balance to one emotionally so that one “knows” within one’s heart that which is right and true, and allows one to action one’s heart’s desires and to act with a loving nature toward oneself and others.
- Solar Plexus
- Emotional Balance
- Emotions – Balance
- Will Power
- Heart Center Awareness