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

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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 52160
Mineral:Benitoite on Natrolite with Neptunite
Locality:Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite)
Description:Many triangular translucent blue benitoite crystals to 9 mm on white natrolite with elongated red-black 10 mm neptunite crystal on serpentine. The benitoite crystals fluoresce bright blue-white under UV illumination. Ex. Peter B. Nalle (1923-2010) collection
Overall Size:9x6x5 cm
Crystals:1-10 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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