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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 20405
Mineral:Neptunite and Benitoite
Locality:Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite)
Description:Lustrous red-black neptunite crystals up to 16 mm on white natrolite-coated matrix. Nestled between the neptunite crystals is a blue benitoite crystal 4 mm across. Ex. Robert C. Linck (1905-1970)
Overall Size:6x3x2.5 cm
Crystals:1-16 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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