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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 31977
Mineral:Neptunite in Natrolite
Locality:Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California
Description:Many dark crystals of lustrous neptunite embedded in white natrolite. The neptunite looks black, but is actually dark, translucent red when rear-illuminated. The crystals in the center are perfect - terminated and undamaged. Ex. Clyde Hardin
Overall Size:6x4x2 cm
Crystals:1-16 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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