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Benitoite

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Description
Locality: 
California State Gem Mine, San Benito County, California, United States of America
Class: 
Single Crystal
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1 × 1.1 × 0.2 cm
Weight: 
2.00gr
Description

Very interesting specimen of gray benitoite floated crystal from this classic American site. Benitoite is fluorescent in blue under the short wave ultraviolet light, as you can see in the last photo.

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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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