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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)

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. 25974
Mineral:Benitoite, Neptunite, Natrolite
Locality:Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite)
Description:Several crystals of blue benitoite up to 12 mm with elongated, black crystals of neptunite up to 25 mm on white natrolite. The benitoite fluoresces bright blue-white under UV illumination. Ex. Stuart F. Wise collection #308
Overall Size:10x7x5 cm
Crystals:1-25 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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