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  • n. A rare zirconium oxide mineral occurring in a variety of monoclinic prismatic crystal forms.

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  • n. Zirconium dioxid (ZrO2), occurring in tabular monoclinic crystals from yellow to brown or black in color: first found in the gem-sands of Rakwana. Ceylon, and later in Brazil (there called brazilite) and in Sweden.

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  • n. a mineral consisting of zirconium oxide


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After Joseph Baddeley, who described the original Sri Lankan find, +‎ -ite.


  • Russia and Brazil also have large deposits of baddeleyite.


  • Zirconium is found in two minerals, zircon (zirconium silicate, ZrSiO4) and baddeleyite (zirconium oxide, ZrO2).


  • Zircon is found in beach sands, baddeleyite (ZrO2).

    13. Glaze oxides

  • They contain the natural zirconium oxide, baddeleyite or brazilite, mixed with the silicate, the ore as produced carrying about 80 per cent zirconia (ZrO_ {2}).

    The Economic Aspect of Geology


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  • Mineral name for zirconium oxide, ZrO2.

    June 3, 2010