Location: Store Kufjorden, Seiland, Finnmark, Norway
Size: 30x25x16 mm (26 gram)
This is a big crystal, 30 mm, and it has only minor scars. It looks better in real life than on the pictures, and is one of the prettiest singel crystals my father found during his over 30 years on Seiland.
It has a small twin crystal attached, it is beautilful terminated with razor sharp edges, and it also got a beautiful red inner color with gemmy areas.
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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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