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Zircon : ZrSiO4

 
 
 
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Zircon : ZrSiO4

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Here are a small number of Zircons that i recently collected at the Saranac Mine, Primary Zircon Showing. I found about 40 Zircons on my hunt but these are a fair representation of what you can find there. They range in size from 3 millimeters to 1.2 centimeters. The largest in the bottom left is the 1.2 cm crystal. all are brown.black & double terminated. They are mildly radioactive, the largest gives off the most at about 0.4 microsviert an hour. From M. Adamowicz collection.

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