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    Sulfur on Aragonite
    Agrigento Province (Girgenti Province)
    Sicily
    Italy

    Sulfur specimens from Sicily are considered to be the very best as these Italian examples exhibit large and well-formed crystals associated with a natural Aragonite matrix. This singular piece showcases an overwhelmingly large well-formed crystal association resting on a sliver of creamy white Aragonite. The largest crystal measures a whopping 2.84 x 2.36 inches (7.23 x 6 cm). It is rare to find such a large, thick crystal grouping on matrix. The translucent yellow crystals are mesmerizing and exude a bold brightness that is impossible to overlook. This outstanding specimen comes with a custom acrylic display base. The point should be made here that Sulfur is a very temperature-sensitive mineral, and care should be taken to acclimate the material when, for example, moving any Sulfur from one temperature zone to another, such as from a warm case into a cold room, to mitigate any risk of deterioration.
    Overall Measurements: 3.71 x 3.65 x 3.23 inches (9.42 x 9.28 x 8.20 cm)

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2018
    18th Saturday
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