143 mm Diopside

$ 59.99

ID20288

Location:

Bumannsfjorden, Seiland, Finnmark, Norway

Size: 52x142x143 mm (1911 gram)

Description

The whole stone is a massive piece of diopside and grossular, and on top you will see a layer of big green diopside crystals, and some tiny brown grossular crystals.

It is covered with big crystals, and it is seldom to see crystals with this size. However the quality is low, and they are a bit pale and got many inner cracks. The pictures are taken with some extra light to show the green color of the crystals.

You will also see some damages both on the top and on the sides (appears white on the pictures). Probably because most of the year the field where the minerals are found is covered with ice and snow.

Bumannsfjorden, Seiland, Finnmark, Norway

Most of the year the field where the minerals are found is covered with ice and snow, and today this area is now a part of the Seiland National Park, and collecting from this area is now strictly forbidden. So not only is this a rare material but also it will not be collected more of it.

This specimen was found in the late 1980's by my father, Gunnar Mathisen. 

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