Celestine on Sulfur
Racalmuto Sulfur mines, Agrigento Province, Sicily, Italy
Miniature, 5.0 x 4.3 x 3.0 cm
Ex. Kay Robertson

Outstanding combination specimen of sparkling Celestine on Sulfur from Racalmuto, Sicily. The gemmy crystals of Celestine, which are quite translucent, seem to cover an earlier crystal or perhaps are a tower of small crystals in themselves - in either case the look is stalactitic and quite appealing. It grows on a matrix of Sulfur, and the Celestine is beautifully sparkly, with the surface coating of lustrous and gemmy Celestines that reach about 1 mm in size (atop the underlaying thicker celestine growth, also translucent). Distinct, aesthetic, unusual, and very high quality from this well-known region.