Virtual Museum ID: 19-OM16
Sulphur gets its name from the latin word ""sulpur"", meaning ""to burn"". Sulphur forms transparent to translucent yellow to yellowish-brown crystals. Found more typically as powdery yellow coatings.
Most native sulphur is found in sedimentary rocks. Large deposits are formed by the reduction of sulfates, often biogenically. Usually formed from volcanic activity - as a sublimate(transform from gas to solid & vice versa) from volcanic gasses associated with realgar, cinnabar and other minerals. Also found in vein deposits and as an alteration products of sulphide minerals.
Sulphurs greatest commercial use is the production of sulfuric acid for fertilizers and other chemical processes. Other uses include matches, insecticides and fungicides.
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Original Collection:Oliver & District Heritage Society Museum (OM)
Virtual Museum ID:19-OM16
Date Added to VM:2019-06-06
Primary Mineral Formula:S
Primary Category:native element
Advanced Geological Information
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