It is found in abundance is S-type stars, and has been found in the sun and meteorites. An analysis of lunar rock stuff obtained by moon mission found a high amount of zirconium oxide, compared to earth rocks, Natural zirconium contains S isotopes.
There are a whole lot of uses for zirconium. Zircoloy(R) is an important alloy made solely for nuclear applications Zirconium is exceptionally resistant to corrosion by many common acids and alkalis. When alloyed with zinc, zirconium becomes magnetic at temperture below 35K.
It is used extensively bny the chemical industry where corrosive agents are employed. It is used in poison ivy lotions in the form of the carbonate as it combines with urishiol. It is malleable, ductile, silver gray metal that is extremely resistant to heat. Atomic #: 40
Atomic Weight: 8
Melting point (centidrade): 1522
Boiling Point (centirgrade): 4377