Benitoite Neptunite

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NA554 - Neptunite $ 250 (=~ AUS$ 324)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 3 cm


Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na554a.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na554b.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na554c.jpg]

Pair of Neptunite crystals to 3 cm, 6.5 x 4 x 3 cm.


NA304 - Neptunite $ 800 (=~ AUS$ 1036)
Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
small cabinet - 5.4 x 4.6 x 3.5 cm


Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na304a.jpg] Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na304b.jpg] Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na304c.jpg] Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na304d.jpg] Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na304e.jpg]

Unusually stout Neptunite crystals in thick clusters. Fine and undamaged.


NA305 - Neptunite $ 600 (=~ AUS$ 777)
Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na305a.jpg] Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na305b.jpg] Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na305c.jpg]

Unusually stout Neptunite crystals in thick clusters. Fine quality with main cluster undamaged and damage to backside of small cluster.


US112 - Benitoite with Neptunite $ 1500 (=~ AUS$ 1943)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us112a.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us112b.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us112c.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us112d.jpg]

Single Neptunite rising up between three Benitoites. The right Benitoite is very transparent. Undamaged. Very hard to find in this quality and aesthetic arrangement. .


T161 - Benitoite $ 425 (=~ AUS$ 551)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 2 cm


Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t161a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t161b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/t161c.jpg]

Gemmy bright blue Benitoite crystals to 1.3cm. Central crystal has good sized gem zone/facet rough. This one has the qualities you want in Benitoite - good color, luster, sharp edges, and transparency.


T421 - Neptunite $ 900 (=~ AUS$ 1166)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
cabinet - 10 x 6 x 2.5 cm


Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/t421a.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/t421b.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/t421c.jpg]

Loads of Neptunite crystals covering a thin schist matrix. There are a couple crystals that are incomplete due to growth into the opposing pocket wall, but overall in excellent condition with long undamaged crystals. One Benitoite crystal also present.


C404 - Neptunite $ 900 (=~ AUS$ 1166)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
cabinet - 11.5 x 7.5 x 3.5 cm


Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c404a.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c404b.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c404c.jpg]

Large Neptunite specimen with highly lustrous, jet black crystals against a white Natrolite coated matrix. Largest crystal is a 2.7cm double-terminated crystal at the upper right.


C479 - Benitoite $ 1600 (=~ AUS$ 2073)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm


Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c479a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c479b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c479c.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c479d.jpg]

Deep blue crystals of Benitoite to 2.1cm on schist matrix with white Natrolite. This specimen has two qualities which most do not have - deep blue color and good luster. The color is as good as it gets and the luster is good. A small shallow nick on the large crystal is the only detraction I could find. Uncommon to find them this good!


C555 - Neptunite, Joaquinite with Benitoite $ 350 (=~ AUS$ 453)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 5 x 4 x 1.5 cm


Neptunite, Joaquinite with Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c555a.jpg] Neptunite, Joaquinite with Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c555b.jpg] Neptunite, Joaquinite with Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c555c.jpg]

Schist and Natrolite hosting a superb 2.8cm Neptunite crystal and about 6 Joaquinite crystals. There is also a partial crystal of Benitoite along the lower edge.



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