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S - Mohs Hardness: 1½ - 2½. Sulfur is a common element, with many uses. Although most sulfur is extracted from sulfides, Native Sulfur, being common, is also used as a source. The fine specimens from Agrigento and Cattolico in Sicily, Italy, are highly sought by mineral collectors and command very high prices. Sulfur has many industrial uses. It is used in the manufacture of black powder, matches and explosives. It is also used to create rubber, in dyes, and as an insecticide and fungicide. It is also used in the manufacturing of sulfuric acid.

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UT Department of Environmental Sciences

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Maybee, MI


The University of Toledo

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Digital Initiatives, University of Toledo Libraries

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environmental sciences; virtual exhibitions


virtual exhibition; science;


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