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California State Symbols - State Gemstone Benitoite

I got a little behind on my states - California's saber tooth cat was so interesting it was hard to follow!

But, the California state gem is benitoite (ben-ee-toe-ite) and it's a very rare and beautiful gemstone - one of my favorites. This color suite of benitoite is available for sale from the owner of the mine, Dave Schreiner. It shows the range of color for the gemstone.

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