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DescriptionZircon, ZrSiO4 (zirconium silicate), resembles diamond in luster and fire so much that colorless zircons have been mistaken for diamonds by experienced jewelers. It is not the same material as the artificial gem material, cubic zirconia (CZ).
LocationCanada ▹ Ontario. Near Sanarac Lake.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2002-02-15.
CollectionWard’s Classroom Collection of Gem Minerals #26.
Key wordsZircon, Canada
Tech details278 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number2385