Benitoite Gem Mine Minerals


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LL567 - Benitoite $ 350 SOLD
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 2 x 1.3 cm


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Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL567a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL567b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL567c.jpg]

Sharp 1.1cm blue Benitoite crystals on schist matrix with white Natrolite. The Benitoite has smooth lustrous faces and gem zones.


LL582 - Benitoite $ 550 SOLD
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL582a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL582b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL582c.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL582d.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL582e.jpg]

Cluster of deep blue Benitoite crystals to 1.5cm on schist matrix with white Natrolite. The Benitoite has smooth flat faces and gem zones. There are two crystals with significant gem rough, including a 7mm gem zone on the far right crystal, perhaps more gem value than the specimen.


LL569 - Neptunite $ 280
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.7 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm


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Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL569c.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL569d.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL569e.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL569f.jpg]

An unusually stout, lustrous Neptunite specimen. A large, partially double-terminated crystal with glossy surface luster sits atop a smaller partial crystal. It's rare to find them like this.


LL561 - Benitoite with Neptunite $ 280
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2.3 x 2 cm


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Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL561a.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL561b.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL561c.jpg]

Classic combination of blue Benitoite and black Neptunite crystals on schist matrix with white Natrolite. The Neptunite is well terminated and the Benitoite has smooth lustrous faces and gem zones.


LL571 - Benitoite $ 500 SOLD
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.9 x 1.4 cm


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Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL571a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL571b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL571c.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL571d.jpg]

Fine quality thumbnail of blue Benitoite crystals to 1cm on schist matrix with white Natrolite. There are about 10 Benitoite crystals sitting upright for display in a tight grouping. Small but good piece.


LL579 - Benitoite $ 250 SOLD
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 1.6 x 1.2 x 1 cm


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Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL579a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL579b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL579c.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL579d.jpg]

Rare tabular, triple-terminated 1cm Benitoite atop a schist matrix. The Benitoite is included with Crossite over much of the crystal but has good blue color, smooth lustrous faces and gem zones along one side. There are two additional Benitoite crystals that run down the side of the matrix.


LL564 - Benitoite $ 250
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 3.2 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL564a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL564b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL564c.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL564d.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL564e.jpg]

Classic blue Benitoite crystal rising up off a schist matrix with white Natrolite. The Benitoite is 1.3cm wide and there are also two additional small Benitoites present.


LL557 - Benitoite with Neptunite $ 350
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 2.3 cm


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Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL557a.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL557b.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL557c.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL557e.jpg]

Blue Benitoite crystals 1.1cm on schist matrix with white Natrolite and black Neptunite crystals.


LL558 - Neptunite $ 350
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 3.7 x 2.5 x 2.3 cm


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Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL558a.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL558b.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL558d.jpg]

Lustrous black 2.9cm Neptunite crystal on schist matrix with white Natrolite. The Neptunite crystal is double-terminated and undamaged.


LL572 - Neptunite $ 150 SOLD
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2.2 cm


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Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL572a.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL572b.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL572c.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL572d.jpg]

Lustrous black Neptunite crystals to 1.6cm on schist matrix with white Natrolite. The Neptunite crystals are all terminated and undamaged.


LL565 - Benitoite with Neptunite $ 290
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.6 x 2 x 1.7 cm


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Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL565a.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL565b.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL565c.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL565d.jpg]

Two blue Benitoite crystals rising up off a schist matrix with white Natrolite and small Neptunite crystals. The Benitoite crystals reach 1.1cm in size.


LL559 - Benitoite $ 100 SOLD
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 1.1 x 1 x 0.8 cm


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Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL559a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL559b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL559c.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL559d.jpg]

Single blue Benitoite crystal without matrix. The Benitoite is thick with deep blue color and gemmy at the tip.


LL580 - Benitoite $ 220
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 2.3 x 1.5 x 1.3 cm


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Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL580a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL580b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL580c.jpg]

Four blue Benitoite crystals to 8mm on a schist matrix with white Natrolite. The Benitoite deep blue color and some trnasparency.


LL568 - Benitoite $ 350 SOLD
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1.5 cm


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Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL568a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL568b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL568c.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL568d.jpg]

Deep blue 1.4cm Benitoite crystal on a schist matrix with white Natrolite. The Benitoite has good color and a gemmy tip.

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