89 mm Diopside in Calcite

$ 28.99

ID20577

Location:

Bumannsfjorden, Seiland, Finnmark, Norway

Size: 36x89x61 mm (202,2 gr.)

Description

Deep green translucent Diopside on snow white calcite. The crystals are up to 15 mm and most of the Diopside crystals got some damages. There are also many very small cola brown translucent Grossular crystals.

The 2 last pictures are from its backside.

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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