74 mm Marcasite from Kjørholt

$ 179.99

ID20754

Location

Dalen-Kjørholt Mine, Brevik, Porsgrunn, Vestfold og Telemark, Norway

Size: 74x48x59 mm (391 gram)

Description

It is a nice specimen from an unusual locality showing lots of lustrous, iridescent marcasite crystals. Marcasite is a common mineral, but these kinds of iridescent nodules are very rare.

Please watch the video for a better view.

I am not quite sure when it was found, but I assume about 20-30 years ago. This one was a part of my father's display room, but I now release it for sale.

Dalen-Kjørholt Mine, Brevik, Porsgrunn, Vestfold og Telemark, Norway

Dalen mines has an extent of approximately 250 kilometers and has descended to a depth of 340 meters below the fjord.

A/S Dalen Portland Cementfabrik (DPC) was founded as a limited company on 7 August 1916. In 1988, Norcem Kjørholt bought mines from Norsk Hydro, and the cement factory is the only one in the world with underground mining of limestone.