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Benitoite, Neptunite and Natrolite from Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite)

 
Benitoite, Neptunite and Natrolite from Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite)

Benitoite, Neptunite and Natrolite from Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite)

Benitoite, Neptunite and Natrolite from Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite)

Benitoite, Neptunite and Natrolite from Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite)

Benitoite, Neptunite and Natrolite from Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite)

Benitoite, Neptunite and Natrolite from Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite)

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 36962
Mineral:Benitoite, Neptunite and Natrolite
Locality:Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite)
Description:Exceptionally large crystal of translucent blue benitoite 32 mm on edge protruding from white natrolite on matrix with smaller benitoite and red-black neptunite crystals to 15 mm. The benitoite crystals fluoresce bright blue-white under UV illumination.
Overall Size:6x4x2.5 cm
Crystals:1-32 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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