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

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

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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 61975
Mineral:Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite-(Ce), Crossite on Natrolite
Locality:Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite and Joaquinite-(Ce))
Description:Lustrous transparent-to-translucent blue benitoite crystals to 6 mm (fluorescent under UV) exposed in compact crystallized white natrolite on greenish serpentine with scattered small crystals of yellow-orange joaquinite-(Ce) and brown prismatic crossite. Ex Jeff Weissman collection #1283
Overall Size:9x6x3 cm
Crystals:micro to 6 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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