Gem Mine, San Benito Co., California, USA
11.6x 3.5 cm
Thanks to a couple California
dealers, there has recently been a wave of benitoite and neptunite
specimens available from this now closed locality. This
one of those specimens, prepared from material collected a few years
This a decent large cabinet
specimen, measuring over 7 1/2 inches, and an example of material that
will only get rarer (and more expensive) with time. There is
damage, but I feel that the price more than takes this into account.
After all, plates this big are not common.