Benitoite, Natrolite
Small Cabinet, 5.7 x 3.9 x 2.8 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
An EXCELLENT specimen of LARGE, to 2.1 cm, partially gemmy, indigo-blue benitoite crystals aesthetically sprinkled on natrolite-covered matrix. This is FINE, older material, HARD to obtain now with the closing of the mine. Ed Ruggiero purchased this showy, pristine piece from Jo Runner at the Denver Show in June, 1975.