Hessonite, Horseranch Range, BC


APATITE - Wilberforce, Ontario

During the late 1800s and into the early 1900s, apatite was mined in southern Ontario and Quebec as source of phosphorous for the production of fertilizer and phosphoric acid. Many of these mines closed in 1893 due to a huge drop in price resulting from of the opening of large low cost phosphate (apatite) mines in Florida and later in Tennessee. Although there were many apatite producers and occurrences in both Ontario and Quebec, very few of these contained transparent apatite suitable for fashioning into gemstones. The largest apatite gemstones from Ontario come from deposits in the Wilberforce area. This is where the apatite offered for sale on this page was found.

With a hardness of 5 on Mohs' hardness scale, apatite is too soft and brittle to use in rings. If set with care, apatite can be used in earrings or pendants.

Weight........... 2.08 carats Catalogue #..B4258
Dimensions... 8.6 mm Cut Style....... Round brilliant
Colour............ medium slightly yellowish green Clarity............ eye clean
GEC................ N  (natural)   (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... Sold!
Weight........... 1.18 carats Catalogue #..B4281
Dimensions... 8.0 x 5.9 mm Cut Style....... Oval
Colour............ medium slightly yellowish green Clarity............ very slightly included
GEC................ N  (natural)   (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $45.00 CDN
Weight........... 1.17 carats Catalogue #..B4279
Dimensions... 8.0 x 6.0 mm Cut Style....... Oval
Colour............ medium slightly yellowish green Clarity............ lightly included
GEC................ N  (natural)   (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $40.00 CDN
Weight........... 0.89 carat Catalogue #..B4282
Dimensions... 6.6 mm Cut Style....... triangular
Colour............ medium slightly yellowish green Clarity............ eye clean
GEC................ N  (natural)   (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... Sold!
Weight........... 0.88 carat Catalogue #..B4280
Dimensions... 6.1 mm Cut Style....... Round brilliant
Colour............ medium slightly yellowish green Clarity............ eye clean
GEC................ N  (natural)   (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $35.00 CDN
Weight........... 0.79 carat Catalogue #..B4293
Dimensions... 5.5 mm Cut Style....... square barion
Colour............ medium slightly yellowish green Clarity............ eye clean
GEC................ N  (natural)   (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $30.00 CDN
Weight........... 0.74 carat Catalogue #..B4291
Dimensions... 7.0 x 4.9 mm Cut Style....... Oval
Colour............ medium slightly yellowish green Clarity............ eye clean
GEC................ N  (natural)   (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $29.00 CDN
Weight........... 0.45 carat Catalogue #..B4294
Dimensions... 5.0 mm Cut Style....... Round brilliant
Colour............ medium slightly yellowish green Clarity............ eye clean
GEC................ N  (natural)   (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $17.00 CDN
Weight........... 0.34 carat Catalogue #..B4292
Dimensions... 4.6 mm Cut Style....... Round brilliant
Colour............ medium slightly yellowish green Clarity............ eye clean
GEC................ N  (natural)   (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $13.00 CDN
Weight........... 2.41 carats total weight Catalogue #..B4278
Dimensions... 8.0 x 6.0 mm Cut Style....... Oval
Colour............ medium slightly yellowish green Clarity............ very slightly included
GEC................ N  (natural)   (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $95.00 CDN
Weight........... 1.50 carats total weight Catalogue #..B4287
Dimensions... 7.0 x 5.1 mm Cut Style....... Oval
Colour............ medium slightly yellowish green Clarity............ eye clean
GEC................ N  (natural)   (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $60.00 CDN
Weight........... 0.91 carat total weight Catalogue #..B4288
Dimensions... 5.0 mm Cut Style....... Round brilliant
Colour............ medium slightly yellowish green Clarity............ very slightly included
GEC................ N  (natural)   (Glossary of Terms)
Total Price.... $35.00 CDN



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