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Eisco Apatite Specimen, 3cm in size

  • Apatite sample approximately 1" (3cm) in size
  • Used as a hardness standard of 5, and a good example of mineral fracture
  • Perfect size for use in classroom identification labs and exercises, correlates well to Next Generation Science Standards Evidence Statements
  • Great sample for use in lessons about the Mohs hardness scale
  • Specimen comes in clear labeled and barcoded bag for ideal storage


Apatite is one of few common phosphate minerals. While apatite is often found as an accessory mineral in igneous rocks, it can also be found as concretions or detrital clasts in sedimentary rocks. With a standard Mohs hardness of 5, and a relatively uncommon crystal habit, this mineral is perfect for geology classrooms and mineralogy labs. Each sample is approximately 1" in length and comes in a labeled bag.

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