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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 60575
Mineral:Benitoite on Natrolite
Locality:Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite)
Description:Large translucent blue benitoite crystals to 18 mm on a pedestal of etched white natrolite with greenish serpentine on one corner. The benitoite crystals are fractured, have slightly waxy luster and fluoresce bright blue-white under SW UV illumination.
Overall Size:20x16x14 mm
Crystals:2-18 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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