Benitoite Prospecting Info - Nite prices cheaper??
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Author:  jleb [ Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:23 pm ]
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Found the 2008 version of the fee dig pricing.. price now $500/person

Also dynamite article on the mineral/mine:
Benitoite with vids in the middle.

Louderback's 1909 paper's plate images:Here

Journal article on the victor claimsSci Paper

Louderback's entire paper on the web! Paper

Little history on the discovery and route

Current cut stones and specimens/pricing Faceted and

Here's a great "cash and treasures" web link on the Expedition to the mine.. Total Eye Candy! Apparently they found a gem quality 1.3 carat rough chunk... hmmm does that happen for EVERYONE?? :roll:

And here's a KILLER shot of Benitoite Fluorescence! "Why use a SW UV Lamp!

More luminescent Eye Candy SuperFluorescence!

Here are the GPS co-ordinates for the mine, so you can google earth it..

Latitude: 36.137020,
Longitude: -120.362889;
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I guess i'm going to have to do something about this addiction... hmm... I really want to cut a killer stone.. hmm... any other Beni junkies out there??

Author:  red dirt [ Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:37 pm ]
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here's a pretty cool site on the minerals and gemstones in that area
a page with pics of the mine and what they found there ... t%2007.htm

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