Dims: 0.9 x 0.8 x 0.5" (2.3 x 2.0 x 1.3 cm)
Wt: 6.2 g
Saint Pierre Dome, El Paso County, Colorado, U.S.A.
This thumbnail specimen consists of at least 2 partial tabular Thorite crystals. One of these crystals is heavily damaged and appears to be less than 50% complete, but the more exposed one seems to be at least 75% complete, if not more, and has visible dimensions of 0.5 x 0.4 x 0.1" (1.3 x 1.0 x 0.3 cm). Its tetragonal form is not well-defined, but is detectable. Both crystals have a moderately dark red-brown coloration and a matte luster, and are thoroughly opaque. They are partly embedded in a host rock that appears to be made up of a feldspar, and is rather rust-stained.