Zircon in Biotite
Location: Store Kufjorden, Seiland, Finnmark, Norway
Size: 65x70x35 mm (215 gram)
This is a world class, perfect zircon. It is seldom you will find chances to get one at this quality.
Razor sharp edges, and deep red color.
No damages, except some tiny damage on the corner. Overall a masterpiece.
The visible part of the zircon crystal is 35 mm.
Please watch video for the best possible view.
The quality of the pictures and video is a little poor as they were some of the first I ever made. I will update with new pictures/video in September.
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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