Zircon in Biotite
Location: Store Kufjorden, Seiland, Finnmark, Norway
Size: 50x50x27 mm (76 gram)
This specimen contains a big zircon crystal in Biotite. The visible part of the crystal is 25 mm, but in reality it is bigger as part of it is hidden by the Biotite.
It is a great crystal with a perfect top. Underneath it there is a smaller crystal, and on the backside there is a crystal that has grown into the main crystal. You will also see some minimal damages along the edge of the crystal.
You will see a nice deep red inner color in the a part of the crystal.
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The video can also be seen on https://youtu.be/3AHlICaM3rc
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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