01-08 – Zircon #1.
Second mineral of this 52 weeks visual journey exploring the geometry of nature.
Zircon is one of the oldest mineral on earth: 4.4 billion years old. It contains traces of uranium, irradiating itself and changing its properties. The initial structure of the foreground object is composed of 256 atoms, 384 bonds, 64 polyhedra. From a template by K. Robinson.