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May-June 2015

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Gem Apatite Localities

Historically, specific source localities for gemstones are rarely mentioned in the general gemological literature or in the market. Fortunately, this is changing because locality information now contributes to a gemstone's value much as it does for minerals. Even so, sources are more likely to be limited to country or regional names. The locality data in this article are taken from existing literature, personal communications, and the contents of primarily a single (albeit large and internationally significant) collection; it should not be regarded as an exhaustive report on every locality that has ever produced apatite gemstones.

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