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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)

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 66043
Mineral:Benitoite, Neptunite, Natrolite
Locality:Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite)
Description:Several sharp transparent-to-translucent blue triangular benitoite crystals to 17 mm on white natrolite with lustrous dark red-black neptunite crystals to 15 mm. The benitoite crystals fluoresce bright blue-white under SW UV illumination.
Overall Size:5.5x3.5x2 cm
Crystals:2-17 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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