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Sulfur Mineral Data

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General Sulfur Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: S8
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 256.53 gm
   Sulfur 100.00 %  S
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          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: S8
Help on Environment: Environment: Volcanic exhalations and bacterial reduction of sulfates in sediments.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) Prehistoric
Help on Locality: Locality: Notable localities are in Sicily, Italy and salt domes of the United States Gulf Coast. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Sanskrit, sulvere = "sulfur;" Latin sulphurium.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sulfur Say SULFUR
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 63082
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