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  • n  a common mineral occurring in small crystals; chief source of zirconium; used as a refractory when opaque and as a gem when transparent

  • Similar allowances apply to natural-gas wells and, at less generous rates, to most kinds of mineral deposits, from antimony to zircon.
  • As gems go, it wasn't much, just a dustlike grain of zircon.
  • In the notoriously corrupt politics of Maryland, he remains squeaky clean, an unpolished zircon who spends as many nights in the working-class row house he has lived in all his .

  • Mike Rann in Ninemsn
    It's significance is that this deposit's combination of size and high zircon quality makes it the richest known zircon deposit in the world,Premier Mike Rann said when opening the mine on Tuesday.
  • Leslie Segrete in Earthtimes
    We are very excited about our partnership with the AHA, and launching it in a big way by giving both a Zircon LaserBall 360 laser level and a StudSensor i60 OneStep electronic stud finder to the first 1,000 Money Pit listeners who join,says...
  • Bruce Watson in MSNBC
    Zircon allows us to go further back in geologic time because they survive processes that rocks do not,said Watson.

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