Zircon in Biotite
Location: Store Kufjorden, Seiland, Finnmark, Norway
Size: 97x78x75 mm (750 gr.)
It is not often you will see beauties like this one.
The crystals are 25 and 18 mm, and they have razor-sharp edges, perfect faces, are perfectly terminated, and got a deep lovely red color. No damages.
I am sorry for the quality of the pictures (as these was some of the first pictures I made). I will update with new pictures and a video of this specimen later.
Zircons from Seiland
Zircons from Seiland are by far the world's greatest because of their deep orange/red color with transparent and gemmy areas. The zircons are yellow SW and LW UV fluorescence.
The zircon site has been heavily mined in the '80s and '90s, and nowadays it is extremely difficult to collect decent specimens without spending several days with heavy tools for mining. It is also at the border of the Seiland National Park, so you would have problems with granting rights to do mining. The specimen for sale is from the 1990s when it was still easy to find zircons, and before the National Park was established (in 2006).
The specimen was found late in the late 1990s by my father, Gunnar Mathisen, who had exploration rights back then.
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