4.5" Striking Yellow Sulfur Crystals on Celestine (Celestite) - Italy

This is a stunning, 4.5" wide sulfur and celestine crystal association, collected from the Agrigento Province of Sicily, Italy. Under shortwave ultraviolet light, the celestine crystal exhibit a white fluorescence.

This specimen comes with an acrylic display stand.

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

One note on handling: sulfur crystals can crack when exposed to rapid changes in temperature.

Celestite (or celestine) is a mineral consisting of strontium sulfate (SrSO4). It tends to form attractive, well-shaped crystals that are often found inside of geodes. One of the main sources of celestine is the deposits on the northwestern coast of Madagascar. However, it is found in a wide variety of other locations and formations.

The world's largest known geode is 35 feet (10.7 m) in diameter at its widest point with celestine crystals reaching 3 feet wide, and is located near the village of Put-in-Bay, Ohio. The geode has been converted into a viewing cave now referred to as Crystal Cave.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Sulfur & Celestine
LOCATION
Agrigento, Agrigento Province, Sicily, Italy
SIZE
4.5 x 3.3"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#243401