Zircon in Biotite
Location: Store Kufjorden, Seiland, Finnmark, Norway
Size: 75x55x48 mm (276 gr.)
Extremly beautiful and large Zircon in Biotite. The specimen is 276 grams and got a very big high class 32 mm zircon with fantastic edges, perfect top and nice deep red inner color.
The crystal has some natural scars on the middle of the crystal. In addition there are a coupe of smaller crystals at the backside.
It is very rare to find this big crystals with so small damages.
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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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