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Benitoite crystals,

       Locality: Dallas Gem Mine (Benitoite Mine; Benitoite Gem Mine; Gem Mine), 
Dallas Gem Mine area, San Benito River headwaters area, New Idria District, Diablo Range, San Benito County, California, USA
Size: 5 x 4.1 x 2 cm.
This fine miniature has two crystals in excess of 1.6 cm, and a smaller sidecar crystal to the right, as well.
The color is also very good on this one, truly blue instead of the more usual steely-blue-gray. Ex. Irv Brown Collection.

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