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  1. benitoite(Noun)

    A rare hard blue silicate mineral found in hydrothermally altered serpentinite.

    Etymology: San Benito County, California, where it can be found, and -ite.


  1. Benitoite

    Benitoite is a rare blue barium titanium silicate mineral, found in hydrothermally altered serpentinite. Benitoite fluoresces under short wave ultraviolet light, appearing bright blue to bluish white in color. The more rarely seen clear to white benitoite crystals fluoresce red under long-wave UV light. It was first described in 1907 by George D. Louderback, who named it benitoite for its occurrence near the headwaters of the San Benito River in San Benito County, California. Benitoite occurs in a number of sites, but gemstone quality material has only been found in California. It is California's official state gem.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of benitoite in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of benitoite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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