Zircons in Biotite
Location: Store Kufjorden, Seiland, Finnmark, Norway
Size: 150x95x65 mm (1115 gram)
Here is a high quality museum grade specimen
Very beautiful and large specimen.
All crystals are without damages. The biggest crystal has very high quality (gemmy) with a deep red inner color. The visible part of this crystal is 23 mm.
Please watch video for the best possible view.
I am sorry for the low quality of the pictures/video (these were some of the first ones I 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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