5.4" Sulfur and Celestine (Celestite) Crystal Association - Italy

 
 
This is a stunning, 5.4" wide sulfur and celestine crystal association, collected from the La Grasta Mine in Sicily, Italy. What could be considered the top of the specimen, contains transparent, elongated celestine crystals peppered across an aggregation of pristine, golden yellow sulfur crystals. The bottom of the specimen has a unique half circle structure, allowing for a glimpse into the layering that occurred during formation.

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
La Grasta Mine, Caltanissetta Comune, Sicily, Italy
SIZE
5.4 x 3.7"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#62905