BASICS . . Name: ZirconiumAtomic Symbol: ZrAtomic Number: 40Atomic Mass: 91Group: transition metalsState: solid. HISTORY. Zirconium is found in many minerals well known before the element's discovery, including jargon, jacinth and hyacinth, all of which receive mention in the BibleMartin Heinrich Klaproth first isolated zirconium, out of zircon, in 1789Zirconium got its name from the Arabic word
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3. HISTORY Zirconium is found in many minerals well known before the element’s discovery, including jargon, jacinth and hyacinth, all of which receive mention in the Bible
Martin Heinrich Klaproth first isolated zirconium, out of zircon, in 1789
Zirconium got its name from the Arabic word “zargun”, meaning gold color, and was named for the color of zircon (ZrSiO4)
The impure metal was first isolated by Jons Jacob Berzelius in 1824
Pure Zirconium was first prepared in 1914
4. COMMON USES
5. MORE OBSCURE USES
6. AND TO WRAP IT UP… Zirconium is never found as a free metal. Mostly, you find zircon.
Zirconium is found in Australia, Brazil, India, Malysis, Russia, and the USA
In all locales, Zirconium is found with hafnium, and separating them is difficult
Zirconium off earth can be found in S-type stars, the Sun, meteorites, and lunar rock samples