Small Cabinet, 6.9 x 5.3 x 3.9 cm
El Desierto mine, San Pablo de Napa, Daniel Campos Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
From a recent amazingly gemmy batch of specimens to come from this recent sulfur find. The finds of beautiful crystallized sulfur in Bolivia came at a great time, when old specimens from Sicily have become really hard to get and expensive, and only a trickle is coming from Russia. The crystals on this plate are PARTICULARLY gemmy for their size; not opaque bright yellow, but TRANSPARENT. The camera does not come close to capturing them; they are really like the brightest yellow jewels you could imagine - way beyond Italian or Russian sulfurs in brightness and luster! Here you can see a combination of gemmy euhedral crystals and rather unformed amorphous, incomplete or etched crystals - but all with that extraordinary color.