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PostPosted: Nov 08, 2019 11:02    Post subject: Apatite related to the appetite of ungulates.  

A bezoar is a lump of hardened, undigested material found in the gastrointestinal tract of deer, antelope, goats, oxen and llamas. It forms when layers of calcium and magnesium phosphate build up around a small bit of plant fiber or a pebble. Stomach contractions squeeze and smooth it into a roughly round shape. Bezoars had value because they were believed to have the power of a universal antidote against any poison. Tradition held that a drinking glass which contained a bezoar would neutralize any poison poured into it. Not recommended by nine out of ten physicians, for poisonings.


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 Mineral: Apatite, [Ca5(PO4)3OH]
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The gut of ungulates
up to 15 cm. diameter.
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PostPosted: Nov 08, 2019 12:03    Post subject: Re: Apatite related to the appetite of ungulates.  

humans form bezoars too...but not ones made of apatite. :)
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PostPosted: Nov 12, 2019 16:42    Post subject: Re: Apatite related to the appetite of ungulates.  

we can also (painfully) form whewellite
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