Neptunite, Benitoite, Natrolite

Specimen ID: XEJ-D6D

Neptunite : Na2KLiFe2+2Ti2Si8O24
Benitoite : BaTi(Si3O9)
Natrolite : Na2Al2Si3O10·2H2O
As recorded:
California State Gem Mine, Santa Rita Peak, New Idria Mining District, San Benito Co., California, USA
Mindat locality:
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.
Robert Lavinsky - 8th January 2012
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