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Neptunite and Natrolite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California

 
Neptunite and Natrolite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California

Neptunite and Natrolite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Neptunite and Natrolite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California

DESCRIPTION:No. 25178
Mineral:Neptunite and Natrolite
Locality:Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California
Description:Classic specimen of dark neptunite crystals up to 15 mm (most terminated) with small blue benitoite crystals up to 5 mm in white natrolite matrix. The benitoite fluoresces brightly under UV illumination.
Overall Size:11x7x4 cm
Crystals:1-15 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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