Zirconium (Zr #40) is the next element on the periodic table for my APEX mineral collection.
Zirconium Minerals - There are many Zirconium minerals.
Zirconium is not found in nature as a native metal, reflecting its intrinsic instability with respect to water. It is a by-product of the mining and processing of the titanium minerals. Commercial Zirconium metal typically contains 1–2.5% Hafnium which is very difficult to separate.