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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 58785
Mineral:Benitoite on Natrolite with Neptunite
Locality:Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite)
Description:Triangular translucent blue benitoite crystals 11 mm on white natrolite with elongated red-black 2 mm neptunite crystal on serpentine, plus two partial benitoite crystals. The benitoite crystals fluoresce bright blue-white under UV illumination.
Overall Size:30x24x12 mm
Crystals:1-11 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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