Benitoite w/ Neptunite and Joaquinite Specimen, (Min)

Product Code: bsn11

Stock Level: 1

Price: $649.99

Here is an amazing large miniature specimen of Benitoite, Neptunite, and Joaquinite crystals. This is a wonderfully aesthetic specimen of these three minerals. This specimen comes from The Benitoite Gem Mine, now called the California State Gem Mine, in San Benito County. California. It is the only place in the world that these mineral can be found together, and the only place in the world that gem and specimen quality benitoite is found.

This is a beautiful three mineral specimen. The crystals are nicely spaced out across the matrix so that they can be easily seen. The largest benitoite measures approx. 1.2 cm. The specimen has a few neptunite crystals on it. The largest is just the terminated end of the crystal, there is also a nice DT neptunite that has a cluster if joaquinite crystals at it's base. Most of the Joaquinite crystals are very gemmy looking, some are micro clusters and others are single crystals. Most of the benitoite crystals are well formed and terminated. There is a slight bit of chipping or contact, mainly to the edge crystals. Overall a very nice, showy specimen.

The specimen measures approx. 4.60 cm x 3.08 cm x 1.33 cm thick.

This specimen is mounted on an acrylic base with mineral tack for easy removal and comes with an Identification card.