5.7" Lustrous Celestine (Celestite) Crystals on Sulfur - Italy

This is a stunning, 5.7" wide sulfur and celestine crystal association, collected from the Floristella Mine in Sicily, Italy. What could be considered the top of the specimen, contains white to transparent, elongated celestine crystals scattered across a bed of striking yellow sulfur.

This specimen comes with an acrylic display stand.

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.

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's 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, and is located near the village of Put-in-Bay, Ohio. The geode has been converted into a viewing cave that's now referred to as Crystal Cave.
Sulfur & Celestine
Floristella Mine, Enna, Enna Province, Sicily, Italy
5.7 x 3.6"