Zircons in Biotite
Location: Store Kufjorden, Seiland, Finnmark, Norway
Size: 35x72x49 mm (168 gram)
The crystal on 17 mm is almost undamaged, just a minor damage in the bottom. At the right there is a smaller undamaged twin crystal. At the left there is a partly damaged crystal, also 17 mm. Between them there is also a smaller crystal. The crystals got nice red shining.
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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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