Location: Bumansfjorden, Seiland, Finnmark, Norway
Size: 32x16x14 mm (11,3 gr.)
Beutiful translucent Diopside crystal. This one has better quality than most other ones I have, and in addition it is very big. It has nice luster and mostly clean facets.
There are some minor damages at the backside. You will also see some tiny cola brown grossular crystals grown into the Diopside.
This specimen was found in the late 1980's by my father, Gunnar Mathisen.
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.