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Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite-(Ce) on Natrolite from Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite and Joaquinite-(Ce))

 
Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite-(Ce) on Natrolite from Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite and Joaquinite-(Ce))

Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite-(Ce) on Natrolite from Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite and Joaquinite-(Ce))

Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite-(Ce) on Natrolite from Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite and Joaquinite-(Ce))

Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite-(Ce) on Natrolite from Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite and Joaquinite-(Ce))

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Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite-(Ce) on Natrolite from Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite and Joaquinite-(Ce))

DESCRIPTION:No. 57432
Mineral:Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite-(Ce) on Natrolite
Locality:Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite and Joaquinite-(Ce))
Description:Many translucent blue triangular benitoite crystals to 8 mm with lustrous red-black prismatic neptunite crystals to 13 mm on white natrolite-coated serpentine with several yellow-brown joaquinite-(Ce) crystals to 1.5 mm.
Overall Size:4.5x4x1.5 cm
Crystals:0.2-13.0 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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