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CHAPTER XXIV.
MOROXITE.
DARK bluish-green variety of Apatite, or calcium phosphate, found originally at Aren-dal in Norway, and at Pargas in Finland, has been termed by mineralogists Moroxite. The name is fancifully derived from a certain Greek word applied to a stone used by the Ancients in bleaching linen. Clear crystals of Moroxite have occasionally been cut and polished, but their softness renders them ill-suited for jewellery. It appears that some of the material occasionally sold as Moroxite is nothing but paste.
MOROXITE.
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