|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)
|Small translucent blue benitoite crystal with remnants of matrix on the bottom edge where it was attached, plus remnants of putty from a previous display base. The benitoite fluoresces bright blue-white under shortwave ultraviolet illumination. Collected ca. 1980
|For reference only
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