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Crystal habit of Zircon Zircon

Name   Zircon
Chemistry   Zr[SiO4]
Hardness   7.5
Lustre   adamantine
Colour   brown, brown red, rarely yellow, colourless, transparent, translucent
Streak   white 
Density [g/cm3]   3.9 - 4.8
Crystal habit   tetragonal
Cleavage, Fracture   [110] indistinct, fracture uneven
other characteristics and occurrences   typical accessory mineral in acid magmatic and metamorphic rocks, also in sedimentary (placer) deposits (zircon sands)

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