Only in San Benito, California can benitoite be found in gemstone quality.


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Benitoite is a rare mineral which has also been called the blue diamond. While it can be found in various sites, only in San Benito, California can it be found in gemstone quality and in large amounts. Sometimes, the gem appears in a 6-pointed form like the star of David.



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