Mineral Specimen #4468 Benitoite, Neptunite, Natrolite, Crossite
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
Ex. Vivian Randall
Medium blue colored Benitoite and black colored Neptunite crystals are perched on a surface of blue/gray colored Crossite and white colored Natrolite. The Benitoite crystals are triangular in shape and are translucent. The elongated Neptunite crystals are well formed and have a high glossy luster.
Flaws: A couple of the Benitoite crystals have internal fractures. Three of the crystals are broken including the crystal next to middle of the large Neptunite crystal is incomplete.
5.8 x 2.7 x 1.6 cm
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From California and Nevada | Cyclosilicates | Inosilicates | Zeolites | Fluorescents | Minerals Priced Between 100 and 199 Dollars