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Benitoite. The state gem of California. Found only in San Benito County in Central California.

The state gem of California. Found only in San Benito County in Central California.

Benitoite with Neptunite

mineralia: “Benitoite from California for auction by Dan Weinrich ”

Benitoite crystals embedded in white Natrolite and matrix. - Dallas Gem mine, San Benito Co., California,

Benitoite crystals embedded in white Natrolite and matrix. - Dallas Gem mine, San Benito Co.

Mineral Species:  Benitoite.  It is California's official state gemstone.  From the Benitoite #1 Gem Mine, San Benito County.

It is California's official state gemstone. From the Benitoite Gem Mine, San Benito County.

Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na413c.jpg]

Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co.

Fine crystals of benitoite on a matrix of white natrolite with a faceted benitoite from the Benitoite Gem mine, San Benito, County, California. Jeff Scovil photo.

Fine crystals of benitoite on a matrix of white natrolite with a faceted benitoite from the Benitoite Gem mine, San Benito, County, California.

Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/na414a.jpg]

Benitoite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co.

Bentoite

This natural benitoite would look fabulous in a platinum or white gold setting

Here's the rough that the big stone came out of, sitting side by side. This magnificent, one of a kind, gemstone was faceted by Ben Kho, ninetime AGTA spectrum winner. The finished stone is a flawless 8.05 carat, Portuguese oval with 112 facets, measuring 13.9 mm long x 8.35 mm wide x 10.29 mm deep. It is now the third largest Benitoite discovered in a hundred years of the mines history. ( Not actual size ) ( Photographed by Harold and Erica Van Pelt )  Price: $500,000

Picture of rough and cut benitoite sitting side by side. This gemstone was faceted by Ben Kho, nine-time AGTA spectrum winner. The finished stone is a flawless ct, Portuguese oval.

Benitoite, probably the most rare blue gem, not found in large sizes.

Benitoite, probably the most rare blue gem, not found in large sizes.

Benitoite - 0.71 ct - Dallas Gem Mine - Diablo Range, San Benito Co., California

Benitoite - ct - Dallas Gem Mine - Diablo Range, San Benito Co.

BENITOITE from the famous Dallas Gem Mine, San Binto Co, California. The main crystal of Benitoite measures to 1.7cm, with crystal measuring 6mm atop the larger crystal. Both crystals display the characteristic triangular aspect to them, with white Natrolite. Crystals are lustrous translucent with a cornflower to white colour. Two crystals of Benitoite are also to be seen on the reverse of the specimen, measuring to nearly 6mm.

BENITOITE from the famous Dallas Gem Mine, San Binto Co, California. The main crystal of Benitoite measures to 1.7cm, with crystal measuring 6mm atop the larger crystal. Both crystals display the characteristic triangular aspect to them, with white Natrolite. Crystals are lustrous translucent with a cornflower to white colour. Two crystals of Benitoite are also to be seen on the reverse of the specimen, measuring to nearly 6mm.

Benitoite is a rare and a powerful gemstone. It is considered favorable for the high level of communication .The media quality of a person increases holding this gemstone. The person with this stone , can feel a connection with supernatural powers in a convenient way. It connects the human minds by playing the role of driving  telepathy. With this gemstone a person can establish a relationship with subtle folk and helps in the development of by Kay Berry

Benitoite is a rare and a powerful gemstone. It is considered favorable for the high level of communication .The media quality of a person increases holding this gemstone. The person with this stone ,.

Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California [db_pics/pics/us112d.jpg]

Benitoite with Neptunite from Gem Mine, San Benito Co.