|Benitoite Prospecting Info - Nite prices cheaper??
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|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
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??
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..
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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 ]|
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
http://www.greatbasinminerals.com/Colle ... t%2007.htm
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