Sulfur (IMA = sulphur)



Sulfur was first observed from Sterling Hill by Parker and Smith (1984) and has been subsequently confirmed by the writer employing X-ray diffraction methods. Parker and Smith reported sulfur as minute 3-5 mm light-yellow aggregates associated with cerussite in highly altered galena in franklinite-willemite-calcite ore. Sulfur is exceedingly rare locally; it occurs in a few alteration assemblages. (Dunn, 1995)

 Location Found: Ogdensburg
     
 
     
 Formula: S8
 Essential Elements: Sulfur
 All Elements in Formula: Sulfur
     
 IMA Status: Valid - first described prior to 1959 (pre-IMA) - "Grandfathered"
     
     
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 References:
Dunn, Pete J. (1995). Franklin and Sterling Hill New Jersey: the world's most magnificent mineral deposits. Franklin, NJ.: The Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society. p.523


The Picking Table References
 PT Issue and PageDescription / Comment
View IssueV. 25 No. 1 - Spring 1984, pg. 2Sulphur and Ferrimolybdite from Sterling Hill, Sulfur
View IssueV. 17, No. 1 - March 1976, pg. 7New Minerals - Sulphur (small article)
     
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