Large Sulfur Crystal

$52.50
In stock
SKU
i-min-1196
Quick Overview

Because we have several of these beautiful Sulfur crystals in stock, we hope you will entrust us to choose a high quality specimen for you. Please allow for slight variation in size as each crystal is unique. Price is for only one crystal.

Measurements: ~2-1/2 to 3" tall x 1-1/2 to 1-3/4" wide x 1 to 1-1/4" deep

Location: Bolivia, South America

More Information

Sulfur is an abundant bright yellow chemical element with the symbol S, and its atomic number being 16. It is the tenth most common element in the known universe, and the fifth most common on Earth. Sulfur has been used for a variety of purposes since the ancient days of China, Greece, India and Egypt. It is commonly called "Brimstone" in the Bible. Sulfur is essential to all living organisms as minor amounts exist in body fluids, fats and skeletal minerals. Sulfur exists in amino acids methionine and cysteine and is a key component in most organism's proteins.  In industry, sulfur is used in a variety of methods, including, sulfuric acid, cellophane and rayon production, detergents, Calcium sulfate (Gypsum), gunpowder, fertilizers, fungicides and pesticides. Sulfur dioxide is also used is trace amounts for wine fermentation.