14 cm Quart floater from Sør-Varanger

$ 34.99

ID20189

Location

Sør-Varanger, Finnmark, Norway

Size: 50x138x55 mm (420 gram)

Description

A very nice floater of Quartz
The color is transparent, some of them with red tops.

It is quartz all over (front and back), except for two smaller spots. Almost all crystals are damage free.

There are also some double terminated crystals, the longest one just over 4 cm.

Please watch the video for the best view:
 https://youtu.be/rbF_tDZTd00

I remember when me and my father drove to Kirkenes (Sør-Varanger) in July of 1992 to visit one of his mineral friends. On this trip we also went to search for Quartz. While my father and his friend was digging at the most obvious place, I was digging some meters away, and came across a great pocket, where we pulled up a lot of nice specimens from this pocket. It is highly likely that this specimen is from this pocket, but I cannot guarantee that it is from this exact pocket/year.

In my father's collection he has labeled the location as "Midtfjordvannet". I don't find this exact location on the map, but I find a location called "Midtfjordvatnan" which is basically the same.