AllMinerals/JohnBetts-FineMinerals > Online Mineral Museum Photographic Archive > Minerals from Malawi > Zircon



Online Mineral Museum Archive of Mineral Photographs and Mineral Descriptions from John Betts - 
Fine and


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

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 tapered, with four-sided pyramidal termination. 389 grams
Overall Size:6x5x5 cm
Crystals:6 cm
Status: Sold - Posted here for reference only
Buy similar: Minerals from Africa > Mica & other Silicates


  Buy Zircon at:

  John Betts - Fine Minerals gallery of Mica & other Silicates




© AllMinerals/JohnBetts-FineMinerals All Rights Reserved

The minerals illustrated on this site are presented for reference purposes only. The owner of this site did not collect the minerals and collectors should not assume access is permitted to the property based on inclusion in this museum. Please contact the property owner to obtain legal permission before entering private property. ;