ID 20519

Diopside from Bumansfjorden, Seiland, Finnmark, Norway
Size: 40x23x21 mm (26 gr.)

Very big Diopside. Beautiful green color, it is translucent and has a great luster. Double terminated, it got some damages in the bottom.

It has a little deformation in the top. It might look like a damage, but if you study it you will see that it has grown in 2 layers, where one layer is missing in a part of the top (seen on the top to the left, on the first picture).

You will also see there is a couple of tiny cola-brown Grossular crystals grown into the Diopside.


Please watch video to get a better view:


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.

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

SOLD 40 mm Diopside from Bumansfjorden, Seiland, Finnmark, Norway