Dallas Gem Mine, San Benito County, California, USA (Type Locality)
Miniature, 4.2 x 3.2 x 2.8 cm
Ex. Martin Lewadny
Long postulated but not discovered until 1907, the strange titanium mineral Benitoite has turned out to be one of the gems of the mineral world for its rarity and beauty. These nicely-paired triangular crystals. which range up to 1.5 cm in size, have the classic form and color, with good to excellent luster. A very fine miniature with dramatic display and a value for the price range, I think. This deposit is basically mined out, now!