Dims: 1.1" x 0.8" x 0.5" (2.8 x 2.0 x 1.3 cm)
Wt: 25.6 g w/ specimen box
Maybee, Michigan, U.S.A.
As this specimen appears to be delicate, and is very securely glued into a plastic specimen box, I will leave it as such. It consists of 2 partially intergrown Sulfur crystals with a small amount of crystalline calcite accompanying them. One of the crystals is less than 50% complete, but the other is nearly whole, showing only a small amount of damage. Its orthorombic prismatic form is imperfect but easily definable, and most of the edges and faces are well-defined and show a bright, pearly luster that has an almost silky sheen to it. Its color is, of course, yellow, and though it shows small patches of transparence, heavy internal fracturing prevents a view of anything deeper than 2 mm into the crystal. The tiny calcites have a trigonal "dogtooth" form, and do not exceed 2 mm in length. They are transparent, but are intergrown in a milky-white crust. Given that these crystals come from an American locality, their quality and form are somewhat unusual.