|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)
|Sharp transparent-to-translucent blue triangular benitoite crystals with no matrix attached. The benitoite crystals fluoresce bright blue-white under SW UV illumination. Two crystals were glued back together where they separated during extraction. Repaired
|For reference only
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