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|Benitoite and Natrolite
|Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite)
|Classic specimen of dark neptunite crystals up to 11 mm (most terminated) with small blue benitoite crystals up to 9 mm around the edges in white natrolite matrix. The benitoite fluoresces brightly under UV illumination. More benitoite could be exposed. Ex. Phillip Greybill (1935-2018) collection
|For reference only
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