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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 15862
Mineral:Benitoite, Neptunite, Natrolite
Locality:Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite)
Description:Elongated specimen of blue benitoite crystals up to 18 mm, black neptunite crystals up to 30 mm, with brilliant white natrolite between. Minor damage to 2 crystals. The benitoite fluoresce blue-white under UV illumination.
Overall Size:9x6x3 cm
Crystals:3-30 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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