1.4" Striking Sulfur Crystals on Fluorescent Aragonite - Italy

This is a 1.4" wide specimen of sulfur crystals associated with aragonite, collected from the Cianciana Mine in Sicilia, Italy. The crystals have a ridiculously vibrant color and are in a solid habit instead of as a powdery coating typical in sulfur deposits. This specimen has been mounted to a clear acrylic display stand with mineral tack for a clean, aesthetic presentation.

Under shortwave ultraviolet light, the aragonite exhibits a vibrant orange fluorescence.

The chemical composition of this vibrant mineral is S8, meaning 8 sulfur atoms bonded together to form a sulfur molecule. The crystal structure is typically tabular or as blocky dipyramids that form in sedimentary rock.

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DETAILS
SPECIES
Sulfur & Aragonite
LOCATION
Cianciana Mine, Sicily, Italy
SIZE
1.4" wide
CATEGORY
ITEM
#238426