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Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite)

 
Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite)

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite)

DESCRIPTION:No. 13478
Mineral:Benitoite
Locality:Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite)
Description:Triangular single crystal of partially translucent, deep blue benitoite from the type locality of this highly sought after mineral. Fluoresces brightly under UV illumination. Excellent color and crystal size. Ex. A. Stevenson collection #504
Overall Size:15x13x9 mm
Crystals:15 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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