Mineral description : Sulphur

Sulphur crystal from Ukraina, Russia.
Sulphur crystals on a rock.
From San Torini, Greece.
Sulphur crust on a rock.
From San Torini, Greece.

Mineral class Elements : Sulphur group
Chemical formula S
Crystal system Orthorombic
Habitus  
Cleavage  
Hardness 1.5-2
Density 2.0-2.1
Color Yellow.
Streak  
Luster  
Description  
Occurance Usually created around volcanos, but also as a secondary mineral in sulphide ores.
Associates Pyrite
Notes Burns in air with a sticky smell ( sulphuric acid ).
Locations
  • Sala silver mine. As powder in fractures.
  • Gunilstorp, Småland. Around weathered pyrite.
  • Nasafjäll silver mine. In quarts druses.

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