This sulfur on celestite is from the Agrigento Province of Sicily, Italy. This area contains several different mines and the exact mine that specimens come from is almost impossible to identify. Sulfur is a native element referred to as S on the periodic table. This specimen consists of a thin, double sided, celestite (celestine) crystal matrix that hosts dozens of translucent sulfur crystals. They have dogtooth, orthorhombic and twinned crystal habits. They have a greasy to vitreous luster. There is bitumen deposits on the matrix that gives the celestite a beige hue. This piece measures 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 1 3/4 inches or 11.4 x 8.2 x 4.5 cm.
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