California State Gem Mine (Benitoite Mine, Dallas Gem Mine), Santa Rita Peak, New Idria District, Diablo Range, San Benito County, California, USA
A classic from California, this piece hosts a group of benitoite crystals with a great blue color growing on a natrolite matrix. The classic triangle form is seen on the most prominet crystal which decorates the front and side of the piece. It has the rich dark blue of the best pieces of this unique mineral. Smaller crystals decorate the white natrolite matrix which gives a snowy contrast to the blue.
2.90 x 2.20 x 1.80 cm