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Zircon Group

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About Zircon GroupHide

Formula:
MSiO4
A group of simple tetragonal silicates where M = tetravalent Zr, Th, Hf, Ce.

Isotypic with the xenotime group and chromatite.


Chemical Properties of Zircon GroupHide

Formula:
MSiO4

Relationship of Zircon Group to other SpeciesHide

Group Members:
Coffinite U(SiO4) · nH2OTet.
Hafnon HfSiO4Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
Stetindite-(Ce) Ce(SiO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd
Thorite Th(SiO4)Tet.
Zircon Zr(SiO4)Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : I41/amd

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

Zircon Group in petrologyHide

Internet Links for Zircon GroupHide

Localities for Zircon GroupHide

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