Several articles, written around the time of Benitoite's discovery and more
recently, provide accurate information about the gem's properties and history.
- Louderback, George Davis. "
Paragensis and Mode of Occurrence." 1909. The University Press. Berkeley.
- Louderback authored this article two years after naming the gem.
In it, he provides several images of the gam, with maps of the area and mine.
- Jezek, B. "
Uber Benitoit von
Kalifornien." Bulletin International de Academe de l' Acadeemie des
Sciences de Boheme. 1909.
- Article by B. Jezek on benitoite.
- Marcher, George. H. "
Story of a
Gemstone Christening." The Mineralogist. May 1939.
- Giving a history, and some intrigue, of how Benitoite came to be
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