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Zirconium

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Zirconium is a silvery-white metal primarily produced from the mineral zircon, although a very small number of deposits are mined for the zirconium oxide baddeleyite instead.

Zircon can occur as a by-product of the mining and processing of the titanium minerals ilmenite and rutile, as well as a byproduct of tin mining.



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Properties of ZirconiumHide

Atomic Number:
40
Atomic Weight:
91.224(2)
Melting Point:
2128 K (2401°C, 3370°F)
Boiling Point:
4682 K (4955°C, 7967°F)
Density:
6.51 g/cm3

Uses of ZirconiumHide

Zirconium is primarily used as a refractory and opacifier, though is also used in some amounts as an alloying agent.

Other Commodities associated with Zirconium *Hide

CommodityAssociated LocalitiesTotal Localities% Association (commodity)% Association (Zirconium)
Titanium142675.24% of all Titanium deposits have Zirconium.70.00% of all Zirconium deposits have Titanium.
Zircon81415.67% of all Zircon deposits have Zirconium.40.00% of all Zirconium deposits have Zircon.
Rare Earths73901.79% of all Rare Earths deposits have Zirconium.35.00% of all Zirconium deposits have Rare Earths.
Thorium45780.69% of all Thorium deposits have Zirconium.20.00% of all Zirconium deposits have Thorium.
Uranium47,0910.06% of all Uranium deposits have Zirconium.20.00% of all Zirconium deposits have Uranium.
Gemstones37040.43% of all Gemstones deposits have Zirconium.15.00% of all Zirconium deposits have Gemstones.
Coltan (Columbite-Tantalite)2414.88% of all Coltan (Columbite-Tantalite) deposits have Zirconium.10.00% of all Zirconium deposits have Coltan (Columbite-Tantalite).
Mineral specimens23750.53% of all Mineral specimens deposits have Zirconium.10.00% of all Zirconium deposits have Mineral specimens.
* in exploitable quantities, based on associations listed on mindat.org

Important ores of ZirconiumHide

Sub-types of ZirconiumHide

Deposits of ZirconiumHide

This map shows a selection of deposits that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates.
Australia
 
  • Western Australia
    • Carnamah Shire
      • Eneabba
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Serpentine-Jarrahdale Shire
[commodity:Zircon]
Brazil
 
  • Minas Gerais
[commodity:Baddeleyite]
Canada
 
  • British Columbia
    • Omenica Mining Division
      • Mansoon Lakes
Mozambique
 
  • Zambezia Province
[commodity:Zircon] Pathfinder Minerals plc
[commodity:Zircon] Pathfinder Minerals plc
Norway
 
  • Vestfold
    • Larvik
      • Langesundsfjorden
        • Stokkøya
[commodity:Zircon]
Russia
 
  • Murmansk Oblast
    • Kovdor Massif
[commodity:Zircon]
  • Republic of Karelia
    • Louhi District
[commodity:Zircon]
South Africa
 
  • Limpopo
    • Phalaborwa
      • Loolekop
[commodity:Zircon]
Thailand
 
  • Phuket Province
USA
 
  • Alabama
    • Montgomery Co.
[commodity:Zircon]
  • Alaska
    • Bethel Census Area
      • Aniak Mining District
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Hoonah-Angoon Census Area
      • Admiralty Mining District
[commodity:Zircon]
      • Yakutat Mining District
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Matanuska-Susitna Borough
      • Yentna Mining District
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Northwest Arctic Borough
      • Noatak Mining District
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area
      • Ketchikan Mining District
        • Prince of Wales Island
          • Bokan Mountain
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
          • Kendrick Bay
            • West Arm Kendrick Bay
[commodity:Zircon]
            • West Arm of Kendrick Bay
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Yakutat
      • Yakutat Mining District
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area
      • Iditarod Mining District
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
      • Innoko Mining District
[commodity:Zircon]
      • Koyukuk Mining District
[commodity:Zircon]
      • McGrath Mining District
[commodity:Zircon]
      • Ruby Mining District
[commodity:Zircon]
  • Arizona
    • Apache County
      • Black Mountain Mining District (Black Mesa Mining District)
        • Taasahdi Dzil
    • Navajo Co.
      • Pinon
  • California
    • Placer Co.
      • Lincoln Mining District
        • Lincoln
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Plumas Co.
      • Crescent Mills
      • Edmanton Mining District (Meadow Valley Mining District)
        • Spanish Ranch
      • La Porte Mining District
        • La Porte
      • Nelson Point
      • Plumas Copper Belt
        • Genesee Valley Mining District (Genesee Mining District)
          • Genesee
    • Santa Barbara Co.
      • Gaviota
    • Siskiyou Co.
      • Klamath Mts
        • Oro Fino Mining District
          • Fort Jones
  • Colorado
    • El Paso Co.
      • Cheyenne Mining District (St. Peters Dome Mining District)
        • St Peters Dome
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Gunnison Co.
      • Quartz Creek Pegmatite Mining District
    • Jefferson Co.
      • Long Scraggy
[commodity:Zircon]
      • South Platte Pegmatite Mining District
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Montezuma Co.
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Teller Co.
      • Cripple Creek Mining District
[commodity:Zircon]
  • Connecticut
    • Middlesex Co.
      • Haddam
[commodity:Zircon]
  • Florida
    • Clay Co.
      • Trail Ridge Mining District
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Pinellas Co.
    • Putnam Co.
      • Northeast Florida Clay Mining District
[commodity:Zircon]
    • St. Lucie Co.
      • Fort Pierce
  • Georgia
    • Glynn Co.
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
  • Idaho
    • Adams Co.
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Blaine Co.
      • Mineral Hill Mining District
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Boise Co.
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Bonneville Co.
      • Mount Pisgah Mining District
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Clearwater Co.
      • Teakean Butte Area
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Custer Co.
      • Slate Creek Mining District
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Idaho Co.
      • Chamberlain Mining District
        • Idaho Primitive Area
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
        • River of No Return Wilderness
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
      • Ramey Ridge Mining District
        • Idaho Primitive Area
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Lemhi Co.
      • Leadore Mining District
        • Leadore
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Valley Co.
      • Bear Valley Area
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
      • Long Valley Mining District
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
  • Montana
    • Hill Co.
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Ravalli Co.
      • Bitterroot River Drainage Area
[commodity:Zircon]
      • Sula Mining District
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
  • New Jersey
    • Ocean Co.
      • Jackson Township
        • Van Hiseville
      • Manchester Township
  • New Mexico
    • Otero Co.
  • North Carolina
    • Henderson Co.
[commodity:Zircon]
  • Oregon
    • Tillamook Co.
[commodity:Zircon]
  • South Carolina
    • Aiken Co.
      • Aiken Kaolin Mining District
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Anderson Co.
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Beaufort Co.
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Charleston Co.
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Chesterfield Co.
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Georgetown Co.
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Kershaw Co.
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Laurens Co.
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Lexington Co.
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Marlboro Co.
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Richland Co.
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Spartanburg Co.
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Sumter Co.
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
  • Tennessee
    • Benton Co.
      • Western Tennessee Mining District
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Carroll Co.
      • Western Tennessee Mining District
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Cocke Co.
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Henderson Co.
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Henry Co.
      • Western Tennessee Mining District
[commodity:Zircon]
  • Utah
    • Box Elder Co.
      • Pilot Range
        • Lucin Mining District
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Garfield Co.
      • Henry Mts
[commodity:Zircon]
      • Kaiparowits Plateau
[commodity:Zircon]
      • Panguitch
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Juab Co.
      • Spring Creek Mining District
[commodity:Zircon]
      • Willow Springs Mining District
[commodity:Zircon]
  • Virginia
    • Henry Co.
[commodity:Zircon]
[commodity:Zircon]
  • Wyoming
    • Fremont Co.
      • South Pass-Atlantic City Mining District
    • Hot Springs Co.
[commodity:Zircon]
    • Sublette Co.
      • Cliff Creek
[commodity:Zircon]
 
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