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

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

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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 45122
Mineral:Benitoite and Neptunite in Natrolite
Locality:Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite)
Description:Translucent blue triangular benitoite crystals to 12 mm across with a lustrous red-black neptunite crystal 6 mm long on matrix with a partial coating of white natrolite. The benitoite crystals fluoresce bright blue-white under UV illumination.
Overall Size:4x3x1.5 cm
Crystals:6-12 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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