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

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

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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 57429
Mineral:Benitoite with Natrolite
Locality:Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite)
Description:Rich cluster of many small lustrous translucent deep-blue benitoite crystals to 6 mm surrounded by white natrolite on greenish serpentine. The benitoite crystals fluoresce bright blue-white under SW UV illumination.
Overall Size:4x2x1.5 cm
Crystals:1-6 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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