Zircon, the ancient mineral from the earth's crust
Zircon is a mineral found in the Earth's crust and a major source of the metal zirconium. The specimens from Australia are the oldest minerals dated on Earth so far. Zircon can also help cope with loss and release painful emotions. Read more.
Zircon is a mineral belonging to the group of nesosilicates and is a source of the metal zirconium. It occurs in the Earth's crust as a mineral in igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. Zircon is hard and chemically stable and highly weather-resistant. It has a high refractive index and is sometimes used as a diamond substitute. The name Zircon comes from the Persian word "zargun", meaning "golden". It can occur in many different colours, including colourless, yellow-gold, red, brown, blue and green.
Eldest minerals on earth
Zircon is often used for geochronology because it contains uranium and thorium and can be dated using modern analytical techniques. Zircons from Jack Hills in Western Australia have been dated to 4.404 billion years and are considered the oldest minerals dated on Earth so far. The oxygen isotopic composition of some of these zircons is interpreted as evidence that there was water on the Earth's surface more than 4.4 billion years ago.
Balance between physical and spiritual
Zircon can help process loss and release painful emotions. It teaches you to let go of things you keep only because you think you should. Zircon promotes lucid dreaming and helps stay balanced between the physical and spiritual. Zircon is also helpful in overcoming jealousy and possessiveness, letting go of old loves and being open to new ones. Zircon is known as a stone of virtue and can help you be consistent.