Benitoite, Neptunite
Cabinet, 9.9 x 7.5 x 2.5 cm
Dallas Gem Mine (Benitoite Mine; Benitoite Gem Mine; Gem Mine), Dallas Gem Mine area, San Benito River headwaters area, New Idria District, Diablo Range, San Benito Co., California
There are two good benitoite crystals on this specimen - one 1.5 cm, the other 1 cm. Both show sharp form. There are also a half-dozen fine, lustrous crystals of neptunite, to 2 cm. These crystals are isolated on a starkly contrasting matrix of natrolite. 9.9 x 7.5 x 2.5cm