Benitoite, Neptunite
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Benitoite, Neptunite

Specimen # 200203
Mineral: Benitoite, Neptunite
Location: California Gem Mine, Santa Rita Peak, New Idria Mining District, San Benito Co., California, USA
Size: 6.6 x 4.8 x 4.4 cm


Detailed Description

Beautiful blue triangular prisms of benitoite and brilliant black neptunite in white natrolite matrix. The benitoite crystals are sharp with typical lustre and the neptunite crystals are sharp and highly lustrous. In very good condition, the benitoites are in excellent condition except a couple not complete at outer periphery, and some of the neptunites are incomplete. A very 3-D specimen, stands perfectly for display as photographed. Really nice display piece from the world’s best locality for both minerals.

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