Neptunite, Benitoite, Natrolite
California State Gem Mine, Santa Rita Peak, New Idria Mining District, San Benito Co., California, USA
California State Gem Mine (Dallas Gem Mine; Benitoite Mine; Benitoite Gem Mine; Gem Mine), Santa Rita Peak, New Idria Mining District, San Benito Co., California, USA
2.4cm x 2.4cm x 1.6cm
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2.4 x 2.4 x 1.6 cm. A sharp, extremely well-balanced neptunite thumbnail, with the lustrous, black neptunite perched on stark white natrolite matrix. Two small benitoite crystals are a nice complement. Ex. Ron Pellar Collection. Tim Blackwood Collection. Joe Budd photo.
- 8th January 2012
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