Neptunite, Natrolite
Cabinet, 10.2 x 9.4 x 2.4 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 and showy CABINET pate of lustrous, jet-black neptunite crystals to 2.9 cm richly scattered on nicely contrasting white, natrolite-covered matrix from the famous and now closed Dallas Gem Mine of California. Prices have been going up on neptunite and benitoite specimens now tha tthe deposit has been STRIP-MINED and REMOVED from the earth entirely! The back and two sides have been sawed to enhance display. Get em while you still can....ex Charlie Freed collection 10.2 x 9.4 x 2.4 cm