Benitoite & Neptunite Specimen, (SCab)

Product Code: bs1
Price: $499.99

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Here is a really nice small cabinet specimen of benitoite and neptunite.

This specimen measures approx. 3 inches long, approx. 1 1/2 inches thick, by approx. 1 3/4 inches wide at the widest part.

When I first found this piece, a small broken neptunite crystal on one end was showing and one tiny point of blue benitoite. Just about everything you see in the photos was completely covered in natrolite and schist. This is an example of what I tell people, you just never know what might be under the natrolite!

This piece of schist has natrolite all throughout the matrix. It has about a dozen benitoite crystals in different sizes along with one large neptunite crystal and many small ones.  The largest neptunite rises up from the matrix at about 18mm and is about 6mm thick. 

The Benitoite crystals are medium to dark blue in color. The largest benitoite crystal measures approx. 16 mm along it's leading edge, very large crystal for the species. There are a few nice terminations on these benitoite crystals, including the largest. Some crystals do show some contact or are not complete.

A very nice small cabinet specimen of these rare minerals!