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VII 2013 – Seiland, Norway, part II

 

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Next day we woke up quite tired and decided to visit much more easily accesible syenite vein south from Altneset. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Walking through the island. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Breathtaking landscapes are everywhere you look. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Summer houses. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Old quarry in the syenite vein. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Tom with the diopside zone. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Huge biotite crystals in situ. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Huge feldspar crystals in situ. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Another huge biotite crystal. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Another huge biotite crystal. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Colorful flowers and berries. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Views on the way back to our cottage. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Views on the way back to our cottage. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Views on the way back to our cottage. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

We picked collected mushrooms again. How many of them can you see in the photo? J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Mushrooms. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Huge one! J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Happy Asia with mushrooms. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Views on the way back to our cottage. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Views on the way back to our cottage. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Showcase with specimens. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Unusual specimen from Malmberget with feldspar, hematite and fluorite. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Another Malmberget specimen. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Diopside from Seiland island. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Unique thompsonite crystals (analyzed) with diopside from Seiland. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Beautiful zircon crystals in feldspar. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Complex big zircon crystal. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Superb, big, sharp and gemmy zircon crystal on matrix. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Close-up of the specimen. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Next day we came back to the zircon locality. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

We started our adventure the same way - by boat. T. Praszkier photo.

 

That day sea was extremely calm, mountains were reflecting in the tract. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Rocks reflecting in the sea. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

This time veins were duplicated :-) . J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

This time we had no luck and our boat broke in the middle of the fiord. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

But the rescue came quickly. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Again - breathtaking landscapes on the way up. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Panoramic view to the fiord. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

View on the way up. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

View from on the way up. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

View on the way up. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

View on the way up. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Asia and Tomek tired and happy. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Resting on the pegmatite. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Almost there. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Finally on the top! 800 meters above the sea level! J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Collecting again! J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

What a place to collect! What a view! J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

What a place to collect! What a view! J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Digging. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Banded biotite crystals. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Collecting in the zircon rich zone. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Collecting in the zircon rich zone. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Small gemmy zircons in situ. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Small gemmy zircons in situ. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

One of the collected zircons after preparation. J. Gajowniczek photo.

  

Time to go down. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

On the way down. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Incredible light on the way down. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Incredible light on the way down. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Back to the shore, boat is picking us up. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Last view to the fiord. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Drinking Arctic beer after successful collecting days. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

We are leaving Seiland. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Bye bye zircons! J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Short stop in the small harbor. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Incredible view to islands from the ferry. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Comming back to the mainland. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

In the harbor. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

We spent the next day driving through the most northern part of Norway - to Nordkapp. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

We hoped to see reindeers. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

And we met a lot of them! Here is a big white one. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

They like to stay on the road. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Racing with reindeer. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Raindeer from the car window. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

 

View on the way to Nordkapp. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

We used every stop as an excuse to examine rocks. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

View on the way to Nordkapp. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

More reindeers on the road. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Reindeers with shales. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

More reindeers close to the road. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

More reindeers close to the road. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

View on the way to Nordkapp. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

View on the way to Nordkapp. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

View on the way to Nordkapp. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

View on the way to Nordkapp. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Stop! I see pockets through the window! J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Examining pockets. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Unfortunately no signs of crystals. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Small harbor on the way to Nordkapp. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Small harbor on the way to Nordkapp. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Small town on the way to Nordkapp. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

And reindeers on the streets! J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Harbor in the town. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Cheers! What a great place to drink a beer! J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

What a landscape!

 

Spectacular view on the way to Nordkapp. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Spectacular view on the way to Nordkapp. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Spectacular view on the way to Nordkapp. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Almost at Nordkapp. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Happy Asia. T. Praszkier photo.

 

Road is going up. J. Gajowniczek photo.

  

At Nordkapp. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

At Nordkapp. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Great place to camp. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

View to the Nordkapp and its famous monument. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

View to the Nordkapp and its famous monument. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

 

Asia in the front of the monument. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Most northern part of Europe :). J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

View to the nord - just sky and sea. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

At the evening we came back to Alta. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Church in Alta in spectacular light. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Hell in the sky! J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Time to leave to Warsaw (with spelling mistake and wrong direction on the sign in Alta :-) J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

From Alta we flew through Oslo. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Last superb views of the northern Norway. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

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  Comments

An excelent report with wonderful pictures, thanks for sharing it.
Zdrowie!
geozen
2013-10-11 00:46:33

Hello..

..the "Syenit-vein" is the location Skarveberget. It ist not a syenit-vein it is an "Albit-Ringit-Pegmatite".
There exist no diopside. The green minerals are Apatite.
It was the place with the best moonstone albites in whole norway.
elch
2013-10-16 22:09:30

good stuff
anders9898
2013-11-10 02:03:14


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