2.7" Dozens of SharpBlack NEPTUNITE Crystals in Natrolite San Benito CA for sale

$100.00
Product Code: EB0519NEPT4
Availability: In Stock
 
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Location Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
Size 2.7" x 1.6" x 0.7"
Suggested Stand Small 2" Peg Stand

Neptunite comes from only a handful of localities worldwide, but the very best specimens of this rare silicate are found at the Benitoite Gem Mine. There are several dozen crystals with a nearly square cross section on this excellent piece, 2 of which are .4" long. The crystals have a bright luster and are colored a rich jet black. The crystals contrast nicely with the matrix of white natrolite in which they grew. Since the mine closed in the early 2000s the supply of specimens of neptunite has all but disappeared.