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 red opaque to translucent with gemmy areas at the surface. It has a glass luster and measures 14 x 10 x 10 mm.