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Neptunite on Natrolite from Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California

 
Neptunite on Natrolite from Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California

Neptunite on Natrolite from Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California

Neptunite on Natrolite from Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California

DESCRIPTION:No. 60691
Mineral:Neptunite on Natrolite
Locality:Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California
Description:Superb specimen of lustrous red-black neptunite crystals on white natrolite coating bluish serpentine. The neptunite appears black, but under magnification red translucency is visible in the thinnest areas.
Overall Size:28x18x15 mm
Crystals:5-15 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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