Location: Store Kufjorden, Seiland, Finnmark, Norway
Size: 41x40x25 mm (92 gram)
This is part of a singel crystal from the classic old location in Store Kufjord, Seiland, Finnmark, Norway. The quality is low and not as beautiful as many other zircons from this location. But what makes this piece uniqe is the enormous size of a crystal it once was.
The size is 4 cm and that only shows one of the faces, which indicates that this comes from an enourmous crystal.
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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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