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Object Name Benitoite
Object Description Superb specimen of seven blue flattened pyramidal crystals of Benitoite with several reddish-black slender prismatic Neptunite crystals, in a matrix of light gray finely granular Natrolite. This suite of minerals is characteristic of the mining operations at the headwaters of the San Benito River, which is the type locality for Benitoite.
Place of Origin California/San Benito County
Search Terms Type locality
Dimensions H-1.93 W-1.79 L-2.86 cm
Catalog Number 12435