This zircon crystal is from Mt Malosa in the Zomba District of Malawi. This is a large area that contains several mines. Fifty-five different minerals are found there including zircon. It is a silicate that contains the elements Zr, Si and O.This crystal is bi-pyramidal. It is reddish-brown opaque to translucent with gemmy orange areas at the surface. It has a glass luster and measures 15 x 11 x 8 mm.