Zircons in Biotite
Location: Store Kufjorden, Seiland, Finnmark, Norway
Size: 117x100x98 mm (1747 gram)
World class museum's specimen
Here is a beautiful and big specimen, with museum quality or for collectors who look for the very best.
The visible part of the biggest crystal is 3,0 cm long.
In addition to the giant crystal there are are 2 other big crystals, all just with minor damages.
There are also some smaller crystals that appear nice. At the backside of the specimen you will see some crushed crystals, but on display this part of the stone is not visible.
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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