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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Sulfur

Photograph of sulfur crystals (NMNH R16918) from the National Mineral Collection
Photo by Chip Clark. Click to zoom.
Catalog Number NMNH R16918-00
Locality Sicily, Italy

From the exhibit

Sulfur is always yellow. It has been mined in Sicily since Roman times, when it was used to make medicines and incendiary devices. Today, most industrial products require sulfur in one form or another for their manufacture.


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