Benitoite, Neptunite, Natrolite, & Crossite
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Benitoite, neptunite, natrolite, and crossite together form this beautiful rare mineral from San Benito, CA, USA. This Benitoite in matrix is one of a kind and you will receive the exact piece pictured. Benitoite, named by Discovery as the 5th rarest gem in the world, is found in the U.S. and is California's state Gem.
Benitoite is known to help enhance communication with ETs (extra terrestrial) beings once contact has been made. It is also used to aid in achieving a greater level of astral travel. Benitoite is a highly beneficial stone for humanity.
Neptunite helps to boost one's personal power, overall focus, and vitality in order to see the big picture when facing obstacles. Neptunite's energy aids in the release of anger and lessens tempers while helping one to remain centered. This mineral has also been used for dowsing. The diverse energy of Neptunite is excellent for those studying the scientific and metaphysical properties of minerals.
Natrolite aids in psychic awakening and psychic protection. It is associated with the time before birth in a physical form and can be used in rebirthing. A synergy 12 stone, this powerful mineral helps us connect with higher spiritual realms.
Science & History
Benitoite is a rare blue barium titanium silicate mineral, found in hydro thermally altered serpentinite. Benitoite fluoresces under short wave ultraviolet light, appearing bright blue to bluish white in color. The more rarely seen clear to white benitoite crystals fluoresce red under long-wave UV light.
It was first described in 1907 by George D. Louderback, who named it "Benitoite" for its occurrence near the headwaters of the San Benito River in San Benito County, California.
Many other rare minerals are found in matrix with benitoite, and some are listed below.
Neptunite is a black crystal named after Neptune, the Roman god of the sea. In minerals from San Benito county, neptunite grows beautiful crystals.
Natrolite forms in a thin layer of white crystals on the surface on crossite. Benitoite and neptunite crystals can be seen on top of this bright white surface. High in sodium, this sodium aluminum silicate is a zeolite, a mineral species that can be a catalyst and exchanges ions readily.
Crossite is a greyish blue mineral in the amphibole group. It has a hardness of 6 and is a host mineral on which natrolite, neptunite, and benitoite are found.
You will receive the exact piece shown. Close-up photography is used in natural sunlight to show detail. The item may appear larger than actual size. Please see size listed for the dimensions. 1" = 25.4 millimeters.