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, 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.
FOR SALE
$295 $265
DETAILS
SPECIES
Sulfur & Celestine
LOCATION
Floristella Mine, Enna, Enna Province, Sicily, Italy
SIZE
5.7 x 3.6"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#243271