Dims: 1.2 x 0.7 x 0.7" (3.0 x 1.8 x 1.8 cm)
Wt: 19.3 g w/ base
Kipawa Complex, Sheffield Lake, Villedieu Township, Quebec, Canada
At least 6 small Zircon crystals make up the bulk of this thumbnail specimen. They range in size from 0.2 x 0.1 x 0.1" (5 x 3 x 3 mm) to 0.8 x 0.6 x 0.3" (2.0 x 1.5 x 0.8 cm) and are generally in very good condtion- only the two largest crystals show any obvious damage. All are heavily intergrown, so that their form is slightly warped, but they still have good tetragonal form. Their edges are slightly disseminated but still well-defined, and their faces are reasonably clean, possessing a slightly dull adamantine luster. All have a deep red-brown color that is common with Zircons from this locality, and they are completely opaque. The base rock on which they rest appears to be made up of red-colored calcite and either hornblende or epidote, I cannot tell which. Though the base materials are crystalline in nature, they show no definite form. The piece is hot-glued onto an acrylic base.