Dims: 1.1 x 1.1 x 0.7" (2.8 x 2.8 x 1.8 cm)
Wt: 24.9 g
Mud Tank, Harbs Range, Northern Territories, Australia
This small thumbnail specimen consists of a single incomplete Zircon crystal. Though it is heavily damaged, almost all of it appears to have occurred prior to mining. What form is intact is very good, with well-defined edges and relatively smooth faces that possess a bright, nearly adamantine luster. It has a rather dark reddish-brown coloration and is dimly translucent in normal light, but shows small patches of transparence. It glows a beautiful bright yellow under shortwave UV light that is brighter than shown in the fluorescent image. There is no host rock present.