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Native Sulphur & Calcite

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Native Sulphur & Calcite

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Description
Locality: 
Agrigento, Agrigento Province, Sicily, Italy
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
4 × 3 × 2 cm
Description

Very nice canary-yellow crystals of native sulfur over a calcite pseudomorph after an aragonite crystal. An old specimen whose dipyramidal crystals preserved, despite their age, their excellent luster and color.

 

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Sulphur

Formula: 
S8
Strunz: 
1.CC.05
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
1.5 - 2.5

Calcite

Polymorph of: 
Formula: 
CaCO3
Strunz: 
5.AB.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
3.0
Streak: 
White
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