Zircon in Biotite
Location: Store Kufjorden, Seiland, Finnmark, Norway
Size: 54x72x50 mm (252 gram)
Here is a perfect crystal on 21 mm with beautiful red shine, razor sharp edges and clean facets. There is a crack in the biggest crystal, but anyway it is one of the best I have for sale.
On the pictures it can look like damage, but it is really just natural marks after Biotite.
In addition there is a couple of smaller crystals (the biggest of them 11 mm).
All pictures and the video are taken in normal indoor daylight without any extra light.
Please watch the video to get a better 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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