Dragon Minerals - April 25, 2022 Update

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34933: Benitoite - $15
Dallas Gem Mine, New Idria District, San Benito County, California
Thumbnail - 1.5 x 1.1 x 0.4 cm
0.7 grams
Specimen status: Available
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A flat, opaque benitoite crystal, included with crossite (a 'stony'). This crystal is complete and undamaged all around - a floater - and has complex surface growth patterns. As is typical for the species, it displays a brilliant blue-white fluorescence under shortwave UV. Not the prettiest benitoite - and certainly not cutting rough - but an affordable example of the California state gemstone.

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