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


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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.


T230 - Benitoite $ 1400 (=~ AUS$ 1813) DISCOUNTED 40% OFF TO $ 840 (=~ AUS$ 1088)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
large cabinet - 16 x 15 x 7.0 cm


Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/t230a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/t230b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/t230c.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/t230d.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/t230e.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/t230f.jpg]

Benitoite specimen with large front dispay face with approximately 50 Benitoite crystals, largest reaching 1.3 cm in size. Also present are numerous Neptunite and Djurleite crystals. There is alot of Benitoite here, with 10 crystals of 1cm or larger! This could be trimmed up into a number of great specimens.


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!



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