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Sulfur (Native Element) 


Hardness: 1.5 - 2.5
Specific Gravity: 2.1

Characteristics: Origin of name from Middle English sulphur, meaning 'brimstone'; produces blue flame; resinous luster; no cleavage; unpleasant smell, even at room temperature.

Found in volcanic deposits; some evaporites.

Sulfur is used in the production of sulfuric acid, fertilizers, fungicides, dyes, petroleum refining, chemicals and explosives.

(Primary text: Perkins, D. 2002. Mineralogy. Prentice Hall.)


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