3.3" Striking Yellow Sulfur Crystals on Fluorescent Aragonite - Italy

This is a 3.3" wide sulfur crystal and aragonite associaiton, collected from the Cianciana Sulfur Mines in Sicilia, Italy. The crystals have ridiculously vibrant color and is in a solid habit instead of as a powdery coating typical in sulfur deposits. Under shortwave UV, the aragonite encrusted matrix fluoresces a beautiful pink/orange color.

The base of this specimen has been cut flat for aesthetic presentation.

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.

FOR SALE
$225
DETAILS
SPECIES
Sulfur & Aragonite
LOCATION
Cianciana Sulfur Mines, Cianciana, Agrigento Province, Sicily, Italy
SIZE
3.3 x 2.5"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#208738