#apatite is named for being deceptive (mistaken for quartz, among many others).
Apatite is being all kinds of deceptive about revealing how much water is on the moon. Every few years we get new analysis & updates up & down.
Moon is wetter? Moon is drier? Apatite!
But wait, it does more! Along with keeping you human-shaped, apatite is key to you lumbering around.
Apatite supplies phosphate to make ATP: human‘s energy source.
Is it a mineral? Does it look like anything, any colour, is hard, and doesn’t react to acids or magnets or anything fun? Fuckit, it’s probably quartz but it might be apatite.
Quartz is everywhere all the time.
Apatite is special.