Sulfur (Bipyramidal?!)
Cabinet, 9.5 x 7.0 x 5.5 cm
Cento Carusi Mine, Caltanisetta, Sicily, Italy

Aesthetically nestled in its matrix vug, are five, golden-yellow, gemmy, seemingly bi-pyramidal, crystals of sulfur to 2.0 cm in length. This habit is fairly uncommon in sulfur crystals. In fact, I cannot say as I have seen them like this befor efrom Italy, only from Russia. In addition, good sulfur specimens are getting scarce, especially since the mines are all played out. These crystals of beautiful form are nicely protected in a vug, as well, showing the whole pocket formation as it is found and making this a bit special in my book.