Benitoite Gem Mine Minerals



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LL567 - Benitoite $ 350 (=~ CAN$ 450) 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 (=~ CAN$ 707) 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 (=~ CAN$ 360)
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 (=~ CAN$ 360)
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 (=~ CAN$ 642)
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 (=~ CAN$ 321) 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 (=~ CAN$ 321)
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 (=~ CAN$ 450)
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 (=~ CAN$ 450)
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 (=~ CAN$ 193) 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 (=~ CAN$ 373)
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 (=~ CAN$ 128) 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.


LL560 - Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite $ 200 (=~ CAN$ 257)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 1 cm


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Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL560a.jpg] Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL560b.jpg] Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL560c.jpg] Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL560d.jpg]

Classic blue Benitoite crystals to 7mm on a schist matrix with white Natrolite. There are also small Neptunite and Joaquinite crystals present.


LL562 - Benitoite $ 120 (=~ CAN$ 154)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 1.7 x 1.5 x 1 cm


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Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL562a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL562b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL562c.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL562d.jpg]

Thick 1.3cm blue Benitoite crystal rising up off a schist matrix.


LL566 - Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite $ 180 (=~ CAN$ 231)
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.5 x 3.5 x 2 cm


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Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL566a.jpg] Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL566b.jpg] Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL566d.jpg] Benitoite, Neptunite, Joaquinite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/LL566e.jpg]

Small crystals of blue Benitoite, black Neptunite, and rare Joaquinite well distributed across a schist matrix with white Natrolite.
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