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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DESCRIPTION:No. 80003
Mineral:Benitoite
Locality:Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite)
Description:Three lustrous transparent-to-translucent blue benitoite crystals in bluish serpentine with minor white natrolite. The benitoite crystals fluoresce bright blue-white under SW ultraviolet illumination. The right corner of the large crystal is chipped. Collected ca. 1985
Overall Size:4x3x2.5 cm
Crystals:8-14 mm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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