Benitoite Neptunite

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US112 - Benitoite with Neptunite $ 1500 (=~ CAN$ 0)
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. .
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T161 - Benitoite $ 425 (=~ CAN$ 0)
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.
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AR37 - Benitoite $ 120 (=~ CAN$ 0)
Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California
miniature - 3.8 x 2.2 x 1.1 cm


Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/AR37a.jpg] Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/AR37b.jpg] Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/AR37c.jpg] Benitoite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County, California [db_pics/pics/AR37d.jpg]

Benitoite crystals were occasionally found as 'floaters' that had weathered out of the host crossite amphibole rock matrix. This is an example of a single large crystal with blue-gray color and a rough surface caused by the amphibole inclusions. Even though it's not dark blue in color, it does have the same 'cornflower blue' fluorescent color when seen under shortwave UV lighting.



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