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Mineral Specimen #6201    Benitoite (TL), Joaquinite-(Ce)(TL), Natrolite, Crossite

Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California

Type Location

5.3 x 3 x 1.6 cm


Joaquinite-(Ce) - NaBa2Ce2FeTi2[Si4O12]2O2(OH,F)·H2O

There are several well formed Benitoite crystals at the end of this specimen. The crystals are semi gemmy. have good luster and are a medium blue color (note: the pictures had to be edited and the blue color toned way down which is why there is some variation in the color; the pictures with the least vivid color are probably the most representative). There are also small red/brown colored Joaquinite-(Ce) present. The gray/blue colored matrix is Crossite. The white is Natrolite.

Condition: Good

Flaws: Some of the crystals are incomplete.

This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From California and Nevada | Cyclosilicates | Rare Minerals | Fluorescents | Minerals Priced Between 100 and 199 Dollars