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Zircon from Kasungu District, Shire Highlands, Malawi

 
Zircon from Kasungu District, Shire Highlands, Malawi

Zircon from Kasungu District, Shire Highlands, Malawi

Zircon from Kasungu District, Shire Highlands, Malawi

Photo below under shortwave ultraviolet illumination:
Zircon from Kasungu District, Shire Highlands, Malawi

DESCRIPTION:No. 50721
Mineral:Zircon
Locality:Kasungu District, Shire Highlands, Malawi
Description:Large brown zircon crystal that fluoresces yellow under UV illumination due to rare earth element impurities that make the zircon radioactive. The zircon is short, with four-sided pyramidal termination. 348 grams
Overall Size:5x5x5 cm
Crystals:5 cm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
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