A mineral consisting largely of zirconium dioxide, ranging from colorless to yellow, brown, or black.
- 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.
- Interestingly, their first choice of name was brazilite, but that name had already been applied to the mineral baddeleyite.
- 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.
Late 19th century: named after Joseph Baddeley, English traveler, + -ite1.
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