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Australian Minerals, Harts Range, Northern Territory


Zircon from Mud Tank Zircon Field, Harts Ranges NT

Specimen Details

Zircon is a natural mineral found in a very small area in the central part of Australia, a remote area called the Mud Tank Zircon Field located on Alcoota Station, Northern Territory.

One side of this has been polished which gives it the greasy lustre. A nice touch to the specimen.

I acquired this specimen from Tony at Mineral Store Australia at the August 2016 Sydney Crystal Show.

Zircon Info

Chemical Formula: ZrSiO4

Collection ID #: JG0008

Colour: Dark brown to black

Hardness: 7.5

Acquisition Date: 6th August 2016

Crystal System: Tetragonal

Lustre: Greasy to adamantine

Dimensions: 28mm x 27mm x 19mm

Weight: 37g

Location: Mud Tank Zircon Field, Alcoota Station NT Australia

Rarity of Mineral


Did you know!?
The dark brown colour seen in most Zircon crystals is caused from iron oxide impurities.