This is a demitasse spoon from the Zion National Park, in Southwestern Utah. Made of Sterling silver, it measures approximately 4 1/4 inches in length. Despite its size, the souvenir depicts the park’s most prominent feature: a mountain named “The Great White Throne.” In some local beliefs, the mountain marks the spot where a savior will come down to earth and make a heavenly kingdom.
There are no significant dents or bends but the souvenir shows the dark tarnish of age. On the back of the stem is the word STERLING and on the front is the mountain with a trailing banner that reads “The Great White Throne.” Down the stem is the legend ZION NAT’L PARK UTAH. The spoon weighs 5.5 pennyweight.
It can be yours for $22.00
ZION NATL. PARK
Zion National Park is located in the Southwestern United States, near Springdale, Utah. A prominent feature of the 229-square-mile (590 km) park is a mountain of white Navajo Sandstone called the Great White Throne. The north face rises 2,350 feet (720 m) in 1,500 feet (460 m) from the floor of Zion Canyon near Angels Landing. It is often used as a symbol of Zion National Park. The Great White Throne can be seen from most locations along the scenic drive running through Zion Canyon.
Another feature is the Zion Canyon, which is 5 miles (24 km) long and up to half a mile (800 m) deep, cut through the reddish and tan-colored Navajo Sandstone by the North Fork of the Virgin River. The lowest elevation is 3,666 ft (1,117 m) at Coal pits Wash and the highest elevation is 8,726 ft (2,660 m) at Horse Ranch Mountain. Located at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave Desert regions, the park’s unique geography and variety of life zones allow for unusual plant and animal diversity. Numerous plant species as well as 289 species of birds, 75 mammals (including 19 species of bat), and 32 reptiles inhabit the park’s four life zones: desert, riparian, woodland, and coniferous forest. Zion National Park includes mountains, canyons, buttes, mesas, monoliths, rivers, slot canyons, and natural arches.