Discovery of the gemstone Apatite
Jan 2, 2007:
Group (NMG) announces their discovery of the gemstone Apatite. 7 squares (44
km2) have been acquired. Electric Blue, and Green Apatite have been extracted.
Alluvial and primary deposits. Less than 3 gram size gem material available.
Block apatite upto 20 kg per piece available. NMG has named this property
Phosphorus Mountain, and is currently testing the region for a potential
industrial phosphorous mine. Current testing includes Phosphate
of Lime (TPL) concentration. Results not yet available.
and rock phosphate are valued mainly for their phosphorous content. These
minerals, are mostly utilized for the manufacture of fertilizers. Phosphorous
obtained from apatite and rock phosphate is utilized mainly for the manufacture
of phosphoric acid (H3PO4) which in turn is utilized for the production of pure
chemicals like sodium phosphate, monocalcium phosphate, fluorine-free dicalcium
phosphate as animal food supplement. Phosphate products are also used in
pharmaceuticals, ceramics, silk, textiles, insecticides, sugar refining and in
the manufacture of explosives.
NMG's Active Alluvial Blue Apatite Deposits (Above and Below), with
Phosphorous Mountain in the background (Above).
(Above) Mica deposits are found with the apatite. (Below) Block gemmy
blue apatite rough cut and polished into a heart shape.