Zircon in Biotite
Location: Store Kufjorden, Seiland, Finnmark, Norway
Size: 40x48x37 mm (97,2 gram)
You will see 2 nice twin crystals that have grown into each other. The biggest one is 13 mm and has a little damage in the top, and a minor nick at the middle. The other twin is totally undamaged.
The zircon on this specimen has a nice red shining.
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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