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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)

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. 52161
Mineral:Benitoite on Natrolite with Neptunite
Locality:Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite)
Description:Broad patch of transparent blue benitoite on white natrolite with red-black neptunite. The benitoite crystals fluoresce bright blue-white under UV illumination. This is offered mainly as a specimen for fluorescent mineral collectors. Ex. Peter B. Nalle (1923-2010) collection; gift from Curt Nicolaus Schuette (1895-1975) manager of the New Almaden Mines
Overall Size:9x6x4.5 cm
Crystals:no complete crystals
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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