Benitoite on serpentinite

San Benito Co., California, USA.

Benitoite on serpentinite
88.00 *Prices include VAT
Article codeVIII.E.0110.001

The benitoite crystal are not intact, but this stays a stunning specimen for a UV mineral collection; when short wave UV- light strikes the specimen, the benitoite emits very bright blue to bluish white light.
We think it’s one of the most stunning fluorescent minerals under short-wave UV-light.
Measures approximately 130x70x35 mm and weighs approximately 0,360 kilogramme.
Benitoite from San Benito Co., California, USA. Benitoite is a rare blue barium titanium silicate mineral, found in hydrothermally altered serpentinite.
Benitoite fluoresces under short wave ultraviolet light, appearing bright blue to bluish white in color.