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Benitoite

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Description
Locality: 
Benitoite Mine, San Benito County, California, United States of America
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
2.5 × 1.7 × 1.6 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.70cm
Weight: 
5.00gr
Description

A small group of deep blue benitoite crystals etched out of the surrounding natrolite. The main crystal is 7mm on edge. There are some minor imperfections to the back of the main crystal, as seen in the photos,  but two of the three terminations are exposed with the third intergrown with the other benitoite crystals. A beautiful little specimen from a classic locality.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Benitoite

Formula: 
BaTi(Si3O9)
Strunz: 
9.CA.05
Crystal System: 
Hexagonal
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Type Locality: 
California State Gem Mine (Dallas Gem Mine; Benitoite Mine; Benitoite Gem Mine; Gem Mine), Dallas Gem Mine area, San Benito River headwaters area, New Idria District, Diablo Range, San Benito Co., California, USA

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