Crystals of pure native sulfur at sites of degassing called fumaroles

Color photograph of native sulfur crystals

Detailed Description

Different sulfur gases, including sulfur dioxide (SO2) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S), can react with each other to deposit crystals of pure native sulfur at sites of degassing called fumaroles. The crystals picture here formed within a Sulphur Banks area fumarole in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. USGS photo by T. Elias.

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Image Dimensions: 4032 x 3024

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Location Taken: US