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

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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 60754
Mineral:Benitoite, Neptunite, Natrolite
Locality:Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite)
Description:Very large specimen of translucent blue benitoite crystals to 22 mm with lustrous red-black prismatic neptunite crystals to 14 mm with white natrolite on greenish serpentine. The benitoite crystals are grouped at one end and fluoresce under SW UV. Collected ca. 1980
Overall Size:26x15x11 cm
Crystals:1-22 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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