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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 76456
Mineral:Benitoite with minor Neptunite
Locality:Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite)
Description:Many lustrous triangular translucent blue benitoite crystals to 9 mm with partial dark red-black neptunite crystal on the edge and white natrolite between the crystals. The benitoite fluoresces bright blue-white under shortwave ultraviolet illumination. Collected ca. 1980
Overall Size:5x4x1.5 cm
Crystals:3-9 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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