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TitleNative sulfur on gypsum
DescriptionNative sulfur sometimes has a bad odor, but it forms attractive mineral samples. Sulfur may occurs as euhedral (well formed) crystals, but not in this sample. There are few other minerals with comparable deep yellow color; of those orpiment and some uranium minerals are the most common. In this specimen, the sulfur is on gray gypsum. Both sulfur and gypsum are important industrial minerals. The specimen is 11 cm across.
LocationUSA ▹ North Dakota. Near Medora.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-06-25.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #46.
Key wordsnative sulfur, gypsum, North Dakota
Tech details710 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number861