DiamondDirectory of Gems - Gem Dictionary - reference guide to Benitoite


Facts about Benitoite

Benitoite's main uses are as collector's specimens, especially in specimens which show off this mineral's unique crystals, or specimens in which benitoite occurs with its commonly associated minerals. Benitoite's hardness also makes it suitable for use as a gemstone. Benitoite is a rare mineral, found in very few locations, most prominently in southern San Benito County, California.


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