Dims: 0.5 x 0.3 x 0.3" (1.3 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm)
Wt: 7.0 g w/ base
Thomas Range, Juab County, Utah, U.S.A.
This small thumbnail specimen consists of a cluster of intersecting Bixbyite crystals that rests on a small rhyolite protrusion. These do not quite reach 0.2" (5 mm) in diameter but are in excellent condition, showing almost no damage. All have excellent cubic form and show the gray-black color and submetallic luster that are common for the species. The piece is affixed to an octagonal acrylic base with an adhesive putty.