49 mm Quartz from Sør-Varanger
Sør-Varanger, Finnmark, Norway
Size: 49x49x30 mm (38 gr.)
Fantastic specimen. V-shaped twins and one crystal at the backside. You will also see a lot of artichoke quartz at the bottom. And the crystals are double terminated and damage-free.
Please watch the video for a better view:
I and my father found this in July 1992.
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.