Seiland is located in the north of Norway. It is a big island outside Alta.
The mountains are incredible and it is a wildlife with fishes, eagles and a nature that is unique.
In this amazing nature you will also find some incredible minerals, like zircon, diopside, grossular, thomsonite, albite with moonstone effect and much more.
The most famous is zircon, because of it's incredible quality with a deep red color.
This is located in the fjord you see on the picture. The location is on the border to a National Park, so it is not possible to go there for heavy digging, I am not sure if you are even aloud go pick anything anymore. The pieces I got are back from the years when my father had granting rights (mutingsrett) at the zircon field.
My father, Gunnar Mathisen, lived on this island for about 35 years, and during those years he got interested in minerals, and built an amazing collection of zircons, other local minerals and minerals from around the world.
All his life he was very connected to nature, not only minerals, but fishing and wildlife in general.
He loved walking in the mountains, and respected the nature very much. After searching for zircons he always repaired the landscape so he did not leave scars in the nature.
He also loved exploring, so even though he knew where to find minerals he often went other places for the adventure of exploring the nature.
Sadly he passed away in 2016. I'm he son of Gunnar, and I promised I would keep the collection. I'm his son, and with that comes another generation. I love very much what my father did, but I got my own approach. My father built a great collection. My approach is that i rebuilt my basement for showroom. And in addition I make a digital version, so people can view how lovely and incredible mother nature is.