Dims: 2.0 x 1.8 x 0.8" (5.1 x 4.6 x 2.0 cm)
Wt: 1.64 oz. (46.5 g)
Vodninskoye Mine, Samara, Russia
A single large Sulfur crystal and many smaller, broken crystals rest on the calcareous host rock of this thumbnail specimen. The crystal is in moderately good condition, as it shows considerable damage, and has dimensions of 0.8 x 0.4 x 0.4" (2.0 x 1.0 x 1.0 cm). Its orthorhombic prismatic form is slightly warped but still reasonably good- its edges are well-defined and its faces are clean, possessing a vitreous luster. It has the standard bright yellow coloration of its species, and is transparent and moderately clear due to the presence of many internal fractures. The hollow in which the Sulfur rests is lined with tiny dogtooth calcites, and the host rock itself is made up of massive or semicrystalline calcite.