Dims: 0.9 x 0.8 x 0.3" (2.3 x 2.0 x 0.8 cm)
Wt: 7.7 g
Kemp property, Tory Hill, Cardiff Township, Haliburton County, Ontario, Canada
This thumbnail specimen consists of a single tetragonal tabular Thorite crystal. It is in good condition, showing little human-induced damage. Though it is heavily worn, it has the best form that I have ever seen in Thorite, as its tetragonal tabular form is definable. All of its edges are rounded and its faces are pitted and uneven, but can still be identified as such. The crystal has a moderately dark, rusty-brown coloration and a matte luster, and is thoroughly opaque. A few other smaller, broken Thorites are partly intergrown with the larger crystal, but there is no host rock present.