Zircons in Biotite
Location: Store Kufjorden, Seiland, Finnmark, Norway
Size: 65x55x52 mm (233 gram)
Hi quality zircons in biotite. The biggest crystal is 18mm.
Both the biggest crystals on the top are undamaged, with razor sharp top/edges. But you will see that there are som biotite grown into the crystals, and on one crystal you will see mark of another zircon.
In addition you will also see several smaller zircon crystals (all are damage free).
It is not often you will find a specimen with several crystals on this size where there are so little damage.
The pictures are a little old and dark, so please watch video to get a better view:
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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