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TitleSulfur - gas byproduct
DescriptionEarthy, massive, specimens of sulfur like this one usually come from volcanic sulfur springs. They typically contain many small, bubbly, holes, usually have a greasy feel, and give off a strong “rotten-egg” odor. This 11 cm wide specimen, however, is not a natural sample. It is the byproduct of a distilling operation that removes sulfur from petroleum.
LocationUSA ▹ North Dakota. Near Tioga.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-06-25.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #45.
Key wordssulfur, North Dakota
Tech details863 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number863