Zircon in Biotite
Location: Store Kufjorden, Seiland, Finnmark, Norway
Size: 122x108x71 mm (1194 gram)
This is a huge crystal, measuring 45 mm!
It is the biggest crystal that I have for sale, from the whole collection.
I have the same size in my private collection (that will never be sold), but this one is the biggest that I will ever sell.
The crystal is relatively undamaged, only minor damages along two of the edges. Perfect top.
There are also a few middle size crystals at the other side (bottom). Beautiful piece for display, and a unique chance to get such a monster crystal from an old finding.
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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