Hello fellow gem enthusiasts, I am after a sample of the rare and
beautiful gemstone Benitoite. Either some rough which could yield
a few stones a carat or so in size, or some faceted stones. It
will be used in our gemmology class for educational purposes, our
only sample currently is a piece of rough the size of a
rice-grain with one window facet! Any leads to sources would be
appreciated (I am in Australia), thanks, L.Veska.
This is an ad from the Lapidary Journal which might help you:
BENITOITE! Two grades of rough: crystal, specimens, faceted.
Neptunite too. Lowest prices. Write for free price list.
WHIMSEY MINING CO., Box 171, Paicines, CA 95043. Phone:
408-639-4531., Fax :408-693-4532