2.9" Sulfur and Celestine Crystal Association - Italy

 
This is a beautiful, 2.9" wide sulfur and celestine crystal association, collected from the Cianciana Mine in Sicily, Italy. What could be considered the top of the specimen, contains elongated celestine crystals that formed from a golden yellow sulfur crystal "matrix".

This specimen comes with an acrylic display stand.

Celestine or Celestine consists of strontium sulfate (SrSO4). It tends to form attractive, well-shaped crystals often found inside of geodes.

The chemical composition of sulfur crystal 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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Sulfur & Celestine
LOCATION
Cianciana Mine, Caltanissetta Comune, Sicily, Italy
SIZE
2.9 x 1.8"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#93653