Tags: mineral

Name: Sulfur
Locality: Chihsingshan, Taipei, Taiwan
Size & weight: :7, 60g
Chemical Class: Native elements
Chemical Formula: S
Crystal System: Orthorhombic system
Hardness: 1.5~2.5
Fracture: Conchoidal
Cleavage: Poor
Chromatic: Idiochromatic
Streak: Golden yellow
Common Appearance: Massive, reniform, stalactite-like or earthy
Luster: Resinous luster
Color: Gold
Specific Gravity: 2.05~2.09
The yellow color of sulfur, ease to burn and unique odour are the conspicuous features of sulfur. Natural sulfur mostly occurs near eruption craters of volcanoes. Chihsinshan volcanoes of the Tatun Volcanic Group are the major sulfur producing localities in Taiwan, and hold a prominent seat in the history of sulphur production in Taiwan.
NTU Digital Archives of Geosciences Department, National Taiwan University