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

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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 76308
Mineral:Benitoite
Locality:Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite)
Description:Triangular 13 mm translucent blue benitoite crystal with a smaller partial crystal on one corner. The benitoite fluoresces bright blue-white under shortwave ultraviolet illumination. Collected ca. 1980
Overall Size:13x11x7 mm
Crystals:13 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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