80mm Quartz from Sør-Varanger
Sør-Varanger, Finnmark, Norway
Size: 49x80x56 mm (129 gr.)
Fantastic Quartz specimen without any damage or nicks. Transparent crystals with sharp edges. You will see some artichoke quartz crystals on the right side.
Please watch the video for a better view:
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.