Zircon on Biotite
Thumbnail, 2.4 x 1.9 x 1.8 cm
Seiland Island, Finnmark, Norway
Ex. Martin Lewadny
A gemmy, very sharp, equant, highly lustrous, 1.4 cm Zircon crystal, well-exposed on biotite schist. This is a classic old locality for the species, and you can see why it is such a classic! The luster, form, and beautiful deep-red color create a gorgeous aesthetic. Specimens of this size, well-exposed and on matrix, are hard to obtain today and I have seen only a few in the last decade or so turn up, from old collections. A fine thumbnail example, here!