Zircon

$539.99

ID30021

Location: Store Kufjorden, Seiland, Finnmark, Norway

Size: 37x27x23 mm (66 gram)

Description

Here is a giant crystal that there are very few of, measuring 37 mm!

The crystal is double terminated with minimum damages.
At one of the ends you will also see that it got 2 tops.

Please watch video for the best possible view.
https://youtu.be/9ew93vzoM98

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.

For more information about Seiland, visit my page:

https://www.norwayminerals.com/seiland

 

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