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Neptunite, Joaquinite-(Ce), Natrolite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Joaquinite-(Ce))

 
Neptunite, Joaquinite-(Ce), Natrolite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Joaquinite-(Ce))

Neptunite, Joaquinite-(Ce), Natrolite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Joaquinite-(Ce))

DESCRIPTION:No. 31395
Mineral:Neptunite, Joaquinite-(Ce), Natrolite
Locality:Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Joaquinite-(Ce))
Description:Many lustrous, prismatic, dark red-black neptunite crystals up to 18 mm long with compact white natrolite and small yellow-brown joaquinite-(Ce) crystals up to 0.5 mm (rare). Ex. Charles W. DeMarco, Jr.
Overall Size:10x8x4 cm
Crystals:0.1-18.0 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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