Zircon in Biotite from Seiland, Finnmark, Norway
Size: 58x51x61 mm (215 gr.)
The biggest Zircon crystal is measuring 15x15 mm wide/length, but only 13 mm high since not all the crystal is visible. On the top there is a smaller twin. The bigger crystal is damaged at the backside, while the smaller one is damage free.
From what I can see this is from the early 1980's as this one contains more of the Nepheline, and even got crystallized biotite right next to the zircon. An aesthetic specimen.
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Zircons from Seiland are by far the world greatest, because of their deep red color with transparent and gemmy areas. The zircon site has been heavily mined in the 80's and 90's, and nowadays it is extremely difficult to collect decent specimens without spending several days with heavy tools for collecting. It is also at the border to the Seiland National Park, so you would have problems for granting rights to do mining.The specimen for sale is from the the 1990's when it was still easy to find zircons, and before the National Park was established (in 2006).