GemologyOnline.com
https://www.gemologyonline.com/Forum/phpBB2/

Benitoite Prospecting Info - Nite prices cheaper??
https://www.gemologyonline.com/Forum/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=5547
Page 1 of 1

Author:  jleb [ Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Benitoite Prospecting Info - Nite prices cheaper??

Found the 2008 version of the fee dig pricing.. price now $500/person

http://www.calstategemmine.com/ftinfo.html

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
History

Current cut stones and specimens/pricing Faceted and
specimens

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..

GPS:
Latitude: 36.137020,
Longitude: -120.362889;
- or -
N36°8.2212,
W120°21.77334

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 ]
Post subject: 

here's a pretty cool site on the minerals and gemstones in that area
http://www.picacho.org/rocks.html
a page with pics of the mine and what they found there
http://www.greatbasinminerals.com/Colle ... t%2007.htm

Page 1 of 1 All times are UTC - 4 hours
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
http://www.phpbb.com/