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Zircon

Zircon from Mud Tank Zircon Field, Harts Ranges NT

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    Zircon is a natural mineral found in a very small area in the central part of Australia, a remote region called the Mud Tank Zircon Field in Harts Ranges, 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 at the August 2016 Sydney Crystal Show.

    Specimen Details

    Chemical Formula: ZrSiO4

    ID #: JG0008

    Colour: Dark brown to black

    Hardness: 7.5

    Acquisition Date: 06/08/2016

    Crystal System: Tetragonal

    Lustre: Greasy to adamantine

    Dimensions: 28mm x 27mm x 19mm

    Weight: 37g

    Location: Mud Tank Zircon Field, Harts Ranges NT Australia

    Rarity of Mineral

    Common

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