Dims: 2.2 x 2.0 x 1.1" (5.7 x 5.0 x 2.7 cm)
Wt: 3.7 oz. (105 g)
Lake View Mountain, Riverside County, California, U.S.A.
Several small and apparently tabular Monazite crystals are embedded in one end of this small cabinet specimen. The largest of these crystals has visible dimensions of 10 x 6 mm and shows excellent monoclinic form and a rhombic shape; the other crystals do not exceed 3 mm in length or width and their form is not as well defined. All have a moderate to dark golden-brown coloration and are dimly transparent to opaque, depending on their size. They rest in a feldspar base (likely albite).