|AllMinerals/JohnBetts-FineMinerals > Online Mineral Museum Photographic Archive > Minerals from California > Benitoite
|Benitoite Gem Mine, New Idria District, Benito County, California (Type Locality for Benitoite)
|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
|For reference only
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