Benitoite Neptunite

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NA554 - Neptunite $ 250
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
small cabinet - 6.5 x 4 x 3 cm


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Pair of Neptunite crystals to 3 cm, 6.5 x 4 x 3 cm.


NA304 - Neptunite $ 800
Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
small cabinet - 5.4 x 4.6 x 3.5 cm


Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na304a.jpg] Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na304b.jpg] Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na304c.jpg] Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na304d.jpg] Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na304e.jpg]

Unusually stout Neptunite crystals in thick clusters. Fine and undamaged.


NA305 - Neptunite $ 600
Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na305a.jpg] Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na305b.jpg] Neptunite from Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na305c.jpg]

Unusually stout Neptunite crystals in thick clusters. Fine quality with main cluster undamaged and damage to backside of small cluster.


US112 - Benitoite with Neptunite $ 1500
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
thumbnail - 3 x 2.5 x 2 cm


Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us112a.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us112b.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us112c.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us112d.jpg]

Single Neptunite rising up between three Benitoites. The right Benitoite is very transparent. Undamaged. Very hard to find in this quality and aesthetic arrangement. .


T161 - Benitoite $ 425
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 7.5 x 5 x 2 cm


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Gemmy bright blue Benitoite crystals to 1.3cm. Central crystal has good sized gem zone/facet rough. This one has the qualities you want in Benitoite - good color, luster, sharp edges, and transparency.


T421 - Neptunite $ 900
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California
cabinet - 10 x 6 x 2.5 cm


Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/t421a.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/t421b.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/t421c.jpg]

Loads of Neptunite crystals covering a thin schist matrix. There are a couple crystals that are incomplete due to growth into the opposing pocket wall, but overall in excellent condition with long undamaged crystals. One Benitoite crystal also present.


C404 - Neptunite $ 900
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
cabinet - 11.5 x 7.5 x 3.5 cm


Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c404a.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c404b.jpg] Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c404c.jpg]

Large Neptunite specimen with highly lustrous, jet black crystals against a white Natrolite coated matrix. Largest crystal is a 2.7cm double-terminated crystal at the upper right.


C479 - Benitoite $ 1600
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 5.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm


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Deep blue crystals of Benitoite to 2.1cm on schist matrix with white Natrolite. This specimen has two qualities which most do not have - deep blue color and good luster. The color is as good as it gets and the luster is good. A small shallow nick on the large crystal is the only detraction I could find. Uncommon to find them this good!


C555 - Neptunite, Joaquinite with Benitoite $ 350
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 5 x 4 x 1.5 cm


Neptunite, Joaquinite with Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c555a.jpg] Neptunite, Joaquinite with Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c555b.jpg] Neptunite, Joaquinite with Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/c555c.jpg]

Schist and Natrolite hosting a superb 2.8cm Neptunite crystal and about 6 Joaquinite crystals. There is also a partial crystal of Benitoite along the lower edge.


C655 - Benitoite with Neptunite $ 950
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
miniature - 4.0 x 3 x 2 cm


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Beautiful combination of Benitoite and Neptunite on white Natrolite. This specimen has uncommonly glassy, lustrous Benitoite crystals, as well they are deep blue in color. There is a good sized terminated Neptunite on the right measuring 3.1cm.


BEN1 - Benitoite $ 8000
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
cabinet - 11 x 10 x 4 cm


Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ben1a.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ben1b.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ben1c.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ben1d.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ben1e.jpg] Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/ben1f.jpg]

Old Benitoite specimen with exceptionally good coverage of crystals. There is a 1.2cm triple term at the lower right, and in the center is a 2cm triple terminated crystal, though one termination could be better exposed by removing some more Natrolite. This is out a collection built in the 1970s and it has not been cleaned at all since then, so likey could be improved with modern cleaning/preparation methods. There is also no damage except along the very edges and part of a ridge of matrix that rises up at the upper right. I've only ever seen a small number os specimens of this size with such dense coverage of Benitoite.


AR10 - Benitoite with Neptunite $ 200
Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm


Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/AR10a.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/AR10b.jpg] Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/AR10c.jpg]

Two Benitoite crystals on a thin, Natrolite covered matrix. There si also a small Neptunite crystal attached near the base. The crystal on right has transparent facet grade zones and is 7mm wide.



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