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Zircon

zir·​co·​ni·​um | ˈzər-ˌkän

noun

A common mineral occurring in small crystals which is heated, cut, and polished to form a brilliant blue-white gemstone

Zircon is used as a refractory when opaque and as a gemstone when transparent.

Zircon is not a man-made stone like Cubic Zirconium is.

Although it is frequently color-treated, Zircon occur naturally in clear, yellow, orange, brown, and red.

Zircon is the chief source of zirconium.

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