Dims: 1.8 x 1.4 x 1.0" (4.6 x 3.6 x 2.4 cm)
Wt: 0.9 oz. (26 g)
Kemp Prospect, Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada
Six intact Thorite crystals rest on the brown base of this hand specimen. These crystals are in excellent condition - the only visible damage is a crack that spans the length of the piece, running through 5 of them. The largest of these has dimensions of 0.7 x 0.4 x 0.3" (1.8 x 1.1 x 0.8 cm) and the smallest is maybe 33% of that size. All have excellent tetragonal tabular form, though their edges are somewhat rounded, and all have a rust-red color and a dull, earthy luster. A small, rounded and incomplete Thorite crystal is embedded in the bottom of the matrix rock. The piece registers substantially on my geiger-muller counter.