Zircon in Biotite
Location: Store Kufjorden, Seiland, Finnmark, Norway
Size: 145x108x58 (914 gram)
This one is pretty special, because it is a giant crystal that looks good in the front, but is damaged at the backside, thus much lower priced than if it was complete.
The crystal is a monster, measuring 38x33mm!
Unfortunately it is cut in half.
But the visible side when it is on display is beautiful with sharp edges, and pretty color.
So for display it is a great piece.
Please watch video for the best possible 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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