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

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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 30987
Mineral:Benitoite and Natrolite in Natrolite
Locality:Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite)
Description:Plate covered with white natrolite with many embedded crystals of blue benitoite and red-black neptunite with old label from when Conklin disbursed the Zodac collection. The benitoite fluoresces under UV illumination. One neptunite is incomplete. Ex. Peter Zodac collection (founder of Rocks and Minerals magazine); ex. Lawrence H. Conklin (1933-2016)
Overall Size:8x6.5x2 cm
Crystals:1-21 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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