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

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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 57433
Mineral:Benitoite and Neptunite
Locality:Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite)
Description:Silky translucent blue benitoite crystals to 10 mm with a 8 mm lustrous red-black prismatic neptunite crystals surrounded by white natrolite on greenish serpentine. The benitoite crystals fluoresce bright blue-white under SW UV illumination.
Overall Size:4.5x2x2 cm
Crystals:2-10 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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