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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 59987
Mineral:Joaquinite-(Ce) on Natrolite with Neptunite and Benitoite
Locality:Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Joaquinite-(Ce) and Benitoite)
Description:Many lustrous transparent yellow-brown joaquinite-(Ce) crystals to 1.5 mm on greenish serpentine surrounded by white natrolite with lustrous dark red-black neptunite crystals to 3.5 mm, plus a single blue 1 mm benitoite crystal.
Overall Size:5.5x5x2 cm
Crystals:0.2-3.5 mm
Status: For reference only
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