• Neptunite with Joaquinite-(Ce)
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Neptunite with Joaquinite-(Ce)

$3,500.00   €2,936  £2,650.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC18867
This exposed vein section of snow-white Natrolite is richly covered with scattered, long, elegant black Neptunite crystals to over 2 cm, all with highly lustrous glassy faces and perfect terminations.  This fabulous specimen is from the California State Gem mine in San Benito County, California, and is a true classic, instantly recognisable as from this locality.  Neptunite is a complex silicate mineral and associated with it in this specimen are a few 1 mm and sub-mm, translucent toffee-orange Joaquinite-(Ce) crystals perched on the Natrolite.  The California State Gem mine is the type locality for Joaquinite-(Ce), another silicate mineral.  This specimen displays beautifully and is a good standard cabinet size.

Details

Dimensions
7.7 × 11.8 × 5.8 cm
Categories
Silicates
Locality
California State Gem Mine, New Idria District, Diablo Range, San Benito Co., California, USA

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Joaquinite-(Ce), Neptunite

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