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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 40494
Mineral:Neptunite with Benitoite and Natrolite
Locality:Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite)
Description:Translucent blue benitoite partial crystals around the edges with translucent red-black neptunite crystals running through the center surrounded by white natrolite microcrystals. The neptunite is exceptionally translucent showing internal red flashes.
Overall Size:5x4x2.5 cm
Crystals:1-13 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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