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Zircon var. malacon

#53251

Zircon var. malacon

#53251
Availability
Available
Price
$95.00
Size
2.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm - Thumbnail 
Formula
ZrSiO4 (RRUFF)
Locality
Hitterø, Flekkefjord, Vest-Agder, Norway

Here is another antique specimen with an old Ward's label. The name "malacon" is a varietal name from this locality. It is cited in Dana 6th edition 1892 page 486 as a altered zircon with some water. This is very nice crystal with what looks like 2nd order prism or pyramid faces. It is an incomplete crystal, but with an interesting yellowish green or clove brown color. See prov. tab for label.

Zircon

Formula
ZrSiO4 
Crystal System
Tetragonal 
Crystal Habit
Prismatic, Tabular, Crystalline - Fine 
Cleavage
Indistinct, None, None 
Luster
Adamantine 
Color
brown, reddish brown, colorless, gray, green 
Streak
white 
Class
Tetragonal - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
7.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Don Shultz Collection
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