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A mineral consisting largely of zirconium dioxide, ranging from colourless to yellow, brown, or black.
- ‘Interestingly, their first choice of name was brazilite, but that name had already been applied to the mineral baddeleyite.’
- ‘Eudialyte occurs primarily along the margins of the leucosomes and is commonly found altered to catapleiite, baddeleyite, lavenite, paraumbite, and barytolamprophyllite.’
- ‘The U content of these metamorphic baddeleyites is towards the low end of the range seen in igneous baddeleyite, but not sufficiently different to be diagnostic.’
- ‘The element is almost invariably found in conjunction with ores of zirconium, especially zircon and baddeleyite.’
- ‘Having determined the age of the Ballachulish Igneous Complex, we now examine the behaviour of the U-bearing accessory minerals baddeleyite, zircon and monazite in the Ballachulish metamorphic aureole.’
Late 19th century: named after Joseph Baddeley, English traveller, + -ite.
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