Stunning small cabinet specimen, from a one of a kind locale that has been commercially exhausted! This beauty has it all, featuring: two large, four medium, five small, and several tiny Benitoite crystals!!! All are quite gemmy, and have great color. The two largest crystals are just about triple terminated, and are intertwined with smaller crystals! The crystal qualities are excellent, displaying classic Benitoite deep, lustrous, blue. There are several small, perfectly formed Neptunite crystals scattered throughout. A covering of pristine white Natrolite makes this specimen a beauty. You just do not see many of this caliber left out there! High quality specimens with associations of Benitoite, Neptunite, and Natrolite are eagerly sought by collectors worldwide. Truly a fine quality representation of the species.

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Benitoite & Neptunite on Natrolite Matrix # BN01

Dimensions in cm: 7.4 x 4.8 x 2.5
Largest crystal in cm: 1.8

Benitoite Gem Mine
San Benito County, California, USA

Specimen # BN01
$3,500


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