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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 25008
Mineral:Benitoite and Natrolite
Locality:Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite)
Description: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.
Overall Size:9x8x4 cm
Crystals:1-11 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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