Dims: 1.6 x 1.5 x 0.9" (4.0 x 3.9 x 2.2 cm)
Wt: 0.9 oz. (25 g)
Kemp Prospect, Wilberforce, Ontario, Canada
One intact Thorite crystal rests on the base of this hand specimen. This crystal is in excellent condition, showing very light damage in a confined area, and has dimensions of 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.5" (1.8 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm). Its tetragonal tabular form is quite fat, giving it an almost prismatic habit, and its edges are rather rounded and worn. At least 3 other Thorite crystals are present on the piece, but these have a nearly black color, as opposed to the brick-red color of the intact crystal, and all of these are broken and incomplete. All have a dull, earthy luster, but the breakage surfaces of the incomplete crystals show a waxy or greasy luster. The piece registers quite readily on a geiger-muller counter.