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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. 13490
Mineral:Benitoite
Locality:Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite)
Description:Large crystal (3 cm across!) of benitoite. Because of the large crystal size, the crystal is more opaque. Color ranges from light blue center to deep, gemmy blue on the left edge. Fluoresces brightly under UV illumination. Ex. A. Stevenson collection #539
Overall Size:3x2x1 cm
Crystals:3 cm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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