|AllMinerals/JohnBetts-FineMinerals > Online Mineral Museum Photographic Archive > Minerals from California > Benitoite
|Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite)
|Many translucent blue benitoite crystals on greenish serpentine. The benitoite crystals fluoresce bright blue-white under SW UV illumination and because the crystals are indistinct in daylight, this specimen is mainly for fluorescent collectors. Ex. D. Miller collection #M1635
|For reference only
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