Sulfur Mining

On Earth, elemental sulfur can be found near hot springs and volcanic regions in many parts of the world, especially along the Pacific Ring of Fire; such volcanic deposits are currently mined in Indonesia, Chile, and Japan. Such deposits are polycrystalline, with the largest documented single crystal measuring 22×16×11 cm.Historically, Sicily was a large source of sulfur in the Industrial Revolution.

Sulphur Mine, Kawah Ijen Volcano, Java, Indonesia

A man carrying sulfur blocks from Kawah Ijen, a volcano in East Java, Indonesia, 2009

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